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Lazio fined for fans' racist abuse

Friday, October 19, 2012    

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PARIS, France (AFP) — Italian side Lazio were yesterday fined ¤40,000 by UEFA after their fans' racist abuse during a Europa League clash at Tottenham.

Monkey chants were aimed at three of Tottenham's black players, Jermain Defoe, Aaron Lennon and Andros Townsend during the 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane on September 20.

Lazio have three days to appeal.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas had said after the match that UEFA should take action if there was a case to answer.

"UEFA is very active on this kind of situation and our overall objective is to kick racism out of football," said Villas-Boas.

The fine comes a day after both the English and Serbian federations were charged by UEFA over incidents arising from their stormy Under-21 clash on Tuesday.

England defender Danny Rose claimed he was subjected to monkey chants from the Serbian crowd in Krusevac before the game finished in a brawl involving players ad coaching staff.

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