London: Lazio is facing disciplinary action for racist behavior by its fans in a Europa League at Tottenham after UEFA opened a case against the Italian club on Friday.
Monkey chants were reportedly directed at Tottenham players Jermain Defoe, Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend during the 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane on Thursday which was attended by UEFA President Michel Platini.
Lazio was charged after UEFA received the reports from referee Ovidiu Alin Hategan and match delegate Adonis Procopiou.
"UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against S.S. Lazio for the improper conduct of the club's supporters (racist behaviour)," European football's governing body said in a statement....more
01:19 PM, Sep 22, 2012