Lazio fined 20,000 euro for racist chants aimed at Balotelli
The side from the capital were fined after a section of their supporters hurled racist insults at Brescia's Mario Balotelli during the Serie A fixture last weekend.
Once again, a Serie A match last weekend was overshadowed by racism as a sector of the travelling Lazio fans aimed insults and directed monkey chants at Brescia's Mario Balotelli. The striker raised the issue with match official Mr. Manganiello in the first half with the referee briefly interrupting the match as the PA system announced that that the game would be stopped should the chants persist.
Racist incidents and the phenomenon of monkey chants have become a common feature in Italian stadiums this season with the likes of Inter's Romalu Lukaku, Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, Franck Kessié and Ronaldo Vieira all having been on the receiving end of racist chants.