Lazio fined for fans' racist abuse
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.