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Lazio President Claudio Lotito to appeal suspension of Curva Nord

Andy Mattioli
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Lazio President Claudio Lotito announced his decision to appeal the Lega’s suspension of the Curva Nord in light of racist chants directed at Lukaku during the latest Derby della Capitale.

A few days after Lazio beat Roma in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals, Lotito commented his team’s performance and the decision to appeal.

“We are quite happy, we come from a match that confirms our status of being the first team of the capital,” Lotito told TuttoMercatoWeb. “We always try to win on merit, I always say this to my players. We are building a strong club from an infrastructural and economic point of view.”

“Regarding the racist chants, everything can be said about us except that we are racist and discriminate against people. I don’t want to cause controversy. Mine is a simple reflection: in the report it says 90% out of 16 thousand fans engaged in these chants, wrongly, because there were over 19 thousand present. Did you hear 17 thousand people howling at Lukaku?”

“There are facts in life: you have to know how to lose. We also try to educate our people about the culture of defeat. When the management of certain situations is contaminated by assuming the position of a team’s supporter then it’s a problem.”

“We will appeal this suspension and we will also move via other legal ways. Everything can be said about Lazio, but not that the team is racist or anti-Semitic or what they accuse us of.”

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MatchDay 37
19 May 20:45
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