UEFA decision expected on investigation into antisemitic chanting
UEFA is expected to decide today (23 November) if Lazio should answer for alleged antisemitic chanting during last night’s goalless draw with Tottenham Hotspur.
Shortly after revealing a ‘Free Palestine’ banner, a section of the home support began singing “Juden Tottenham” to the fans of the London club, who have a historical Jewish connection.
UEFA would not comment on the matter last night, saying they would only be able to look in to the issue if it was mentioned in the match delegate’s report, which is due to arrive at European football’s governing body today.
UEFA fined Lazio £32,500 for their fans monkey chanting at three Spurs players during the reverse fixture in September, and Andre Villas-Boas hopes the organisation move swiftly to establish the facts.
“It will take another investigation,” the Tottenham manager said. “It happened last time and it was acted upon quickly by UEFA. We will have to wait and see if there is anything to act upon. If there is UEFA have to act.”
This incident comes after 11 people were injured during an attack on Tottenham supporters in Rome city centre in the early hours of Thursday morning. One of them was recovering from being stabbed in the head and leg.