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Lazio to be investigated for racist chants against Spurs

UEFA to probe incidents from Europa League match last November

07 January, 20:01
Lazio to be investigated for racist chants against Spurs (ANSA) - Rome, January 7 - UEFA launched an investigation on Monday into reports of anti-Semitic abuse by Lazio fans against Tottenham Hotspur supporters during a Europa League match in Rome on November 22.

Lazio supporters, some of who have extreme right leanings, chanted "Juden Tottenham, Juden Tottenham" during the 0-0 draw at Rome's Olympic Stadium.

The night before the match a group of masked youths attacked a group of Spurs fans while they were drinking in a central Rome pub, causing serious injury to one.

Two AS Roma charged have charged with alleged involvement in the raid, which was a possibly carried out by extremist fans of more than one Italian club.

Tottenham Hotspur traditionally has a strong following from north London's Jewish community.

The case will be heard by UEFA's disciplinary body on January 24.

The Spurs are also being probed for "charges related to crowd disturbances".

Photo: Roma pub where Tottenham fans were attacked in November.