Lazio Handed Suspended Partial Stadium Ban for Fan Behavior

Lazio have been handed a suspended partial stadium ban for the behavior and actions of the club’s supporters during the 1-0 win over Derby della Capitale rivals Roma earlier last month. A section of the home fans directed antisemitic and racist chants at Giallorossi fans during the derby clash, prompting the sanction.

The FIGC ruling has come to a verdict to close the Curva Nord section, where the Lazio ultras are located, for one game. However, the sentence has been suspended with regard to the club’s decision to hand three lifetime bans to fans previously involved in such discriminatory incidents.

During the derby, one such spectator was seen wearing a Lazio shirt with the name “Hitlerson” above the number 88, which is a numerical code for ‘Heil Hitler.’ Two other Biancocelesti fans were also banned for performing fascist Roman salutes.

If any other case of misbehavior arises over the calendar year, Lazio will be forced to serve the one-game partial section ban in addition to other rulings.

This is not the first time such a verdict has emerged from the doings of Lazio fans, as earlier this season, a part of the Olimpico was closed during a home game following racist chants directed at Lecce players Samuel Umtiti and Lameck Banda.

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