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Lazio spokesperson questions reports of racist and antisemitic chanting

Lazio fans were accused of making racist and anti-Semitic chants during their win over Novara.

A Lazio spokesperson has said he "did not hear" antisemitc and racist chanting, following reports of it during the 4-1 Coppa Italia victory over Novara.

The topic of racism is under the spotlight in Italian football after monkey chants were aimed at Napol's Kalidou Koulibaly from Inter Milan supporters on Dec. 26.

And there were reports of Lazio supporters chanting about Rome's African population and antisemitic abuse aimed at Roma supporters -- but Arturo Diaconale has refuted this.


UEFA not opening proceedings against Lazio for fans' apparent Nazi salutes

Police monitor fans during Lazio's Europa League tie with Frankfurt.

UEFA have said they will not open disciplinary proceedings against Lazio despite their supporters appearing to perform Nazi salutes in last Thursday's 2-1 Europa League defeat to Frankfurt.

Before the match, Frankfurt supporters misbehaved in Rome's city centre as well as in the stadium, where they threw flares and cherry bombs at home fans and police, and stewards had to stop them from invading the pitch.

UEFA said they have opened disciplinary proceedings against Frankfurt for these offences,...

Rome's mayor blasts Frankfurt 'beasts' who caused chaos in city

Italian police remove Frankfurt supporters from Piazza del Popolo square in Rome.
Frankfurt fans caused mayhem in Rome ahead of their Europa League win over Lazio.

The mayor of Rome has branded the Frankfurt fans who went on the rampage in the city this week as "beasts."

Ahead of Frankfurt's 2-1 win at Lazio in the Europa League, monuments were damaged in and around Piazza del Popolo, where a group of around 300 fans threw flares and cherry bombs, and they continued to cause disruption as they marched down the city's streets, leaving empty glass beer bottles and refuse scattered over the floor.

Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi condemned their behaviour on Thursday...