Sanction to the ultra stands of Lazio for the racist insults to Samuel Umtiti

The Curva Nord will stay closed for a sport because of the chants in the direction of Umtiti and Banda, Lecce footballers.

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The north curve of the laziowhich brings collectively the membership ultrasa sport shall be closed, introduced this Thursday the Serie A Disciplinary Committeea day after the racist shouts towards two gamers of the Lecce, samuel umtiti Y Lameck Band.

“The Lazio followers, gathered within the a part of the visiting stands, have been virtually totally accountable (some 1,000 out of 1,072 occupants) for repeated chants expressing a racial discrimination towards the Lecce gamers Band and Umtiti“, affirms the Fee, which relied primarily on the arbitrator’s minutes.

“This habits is attributable to the Lazio followers who habitually occupy the Curva Norte sector of the Stadio Olimpico in Rome of their house video games (…) Lazio is penalized with the closing of the North Curve for a match”, introduced the occasion.

Hours earlier than, Lazio had condemned the racist shouts on Thursday in that league sport on Wednesday. “Lazio condemns the perpetrators of this despicable gestureshameful and anachronistic, and provide, as all the time, its most collaboration to the authorities to establish these accountable,” the Roman membership stated in a press release.

“Lazio followers they aren’t racist they usually can’t be related to some people who significantly stain the picture of the membership”, added the entity.

The Frenchman Umtiti and the Zambian Banda have been victims of racist shouts from Lazio followers. The referee of the match, gained by Lecce 2-1 at house, was compelled to cease the match for a couple of moments within the second half as a consequence of racist shouts “coming from the visiting sector, occupied by Lazio followers,” in line with the Italian company. Ansa.

These cries have been then directed towards the defender Umtiti, world champion with France in 2018 and who’s on mortgage to Lecce from the Barcelona, however within the first half others had been heard towards Banda, in line with the identical supply. Umtiti left the pitch with tears within the eyes on the finish of the sport whereas being applauded by the Lecce followers, reported the Italian press.

“The racist cries have been drowned out by these of encouragement. The entire city giallorosso (yellow and crimson, the colours of Lecce) started to shout a single identify, Samuel Umtiti”, the southern Italian membership wrote on its Twitter account, with the point out in English #KeepRacismOut (Depart racism out) and images of the French footballer.

“When the referee interrupted the sport, ready for the speaker to name for an finish to the racist shouting, Umtiti requested that or not it’s continued as a result of I needed to reply on the pitch to the insults acquired”, commented the president of Lecce, Saverio Sticchi Damiani, quoted on the La Gazzetta dello Sport web site.