Lazio to launch appeal against racism ban
Lazio have today confirmed that they have appealed against the closure of the curva for their Serie A season opener against Udinese due to racism.
Following racist chanting against Paul Pogba, Kwadwo Asamoah and Angelo Ogbonna of Juventus during the Supercoppa Italiana in which the Aquile were defeated, the decision was taken to close a section of the stadium (in this case the curva nord) as punishment.
However, the club’s lawyer, Gian Michele Gentile has confirmed that an appeal has been registered, stating: “We have appealed to the Federal Court of Justice with an urgency procedure for a suspension or cancellation of the order of closure to the curva.”
The Biancocelesti were hit with fines from UEFA last season for their racist chanting during Europa League games.