SBD Global/January 31, 2013/International Football
Lazio, Tottenham, Maribor Fined By UEFA For Crowd Disturbances During Europa League
Published January 31, 2013
Serie A side Lazio has been fined €140,000 ($189,900) and was handed a ban that could see it play its next UEFA club competition match behind closed doors for the behavior of its fans during Europa League matches against Tottenham and Maribor. Lazio was fined €50,000 ($67,800) for the racist conduct of its fans, ignition of fireworks and incidents of a non-sporting nature at its Europa League group stage game against NK Maribor in Slovenia on Dec. 6. Lazio was also fined €90,000 ($122,000) for the racist behavior of its fans, throwing of fireworks, incidents of a non-sporting nature, late handling of its team sheet and late arrival at the stadium, at the group stage match against Tottenham on Nov. 22 in Rome. Additionally, Slovenian side Maribor was fined €17,000 ($23,059) and Tottenham €10,000 ($13,564) for crowd disturbances in the group games against Lazio. The fines were imposed by UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body (UEFA).
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