UEFA cites Lazio over fans' alleged racist abuse against Tottenham in Europa League match

Published January 07, 2013

| Associated Press

European soccer's governing body has cited the Italian club Lazio for "alleged racist behavior" by fans accused of chanting anti-Semitic abuse at Tottenham.

Lazio fans also displayed a "Free Palestine" banner at Olympic Stadium on Nov. 22 in the Europa League game. Tottenham draws fans from the Jewish community.

UEFA says Lazio faces a range of charges, including fans throwing things. Tottenham faces sanctions for "crowd disturbances." Lazio could be ordered to play a Europa League match in an empty stadium.

UEFA's disciplinary panel will judge the case Jan. 24.

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