Lazio fined €20,000 for Balotelli abuse

first_imgRelatedPosts Immobile extends Lazio contract till 2025 Atalanta whip Brescia to go second in Serie A Genoa hit back with two penalty kicks to draw at Brescia Lazio have been fined €20,000 for their fans’ racist abuse at Mario Balotelli during their win at Brescia on Sunday. Balotelli was on the receiving end of monkey chants as well as other insulting chants throughout the first half in particular. Referee Gianluca Manganiello was informed of the abuse by Balotelli and an announcement was then made to warn the away supporters that further discriminatory chanting could lead to the game’s suspension. “After 21 and 29 minutes of the first half, Lazio fans engaged in a chorus of racial discrimination against a player of the opposing team,” a statement read on Wednesday, confirming the punishment. “These were in addition to other insulting songs against the same player in the 21st, 29th and 42nd minutes. “These led to the referee having an announcement made in the 30th minute of the first half.”Tags: BresciaGianluca ManganielloLazioMario Balotellilast_img read more

Ghana U-23 to begin preparations ahead of Olympic Qualifiers

first_imgCoach of Ghana’s Under twenty three (U-23) team, Malik Jabir has emphasised he will begin the 2015 All-Africa and 2016 Olympic Games qualifying preparation on Monday October, 20.The Black Meteors will engage their Liberia counterparts  in the preliminary round of the Congo-Brazzaville All-Africa Games football qualifiers on dates yet to be confirmed by the Confederation of African Football(CAF).According to the CAF calender, Ghana is likely to play Congo in the second qualifying round if they oust Liberia. Should they survive that test, they will face Nigeria in the final qualifying round which looks like a difficult qualification route for Malik Jabir and his charges.“We are starting the preparation for the qualifiers on Monday and I think we have no time to waste and will be monitoring our group opponents,” Malik said.The Meteors were due to travel to Egypt and play an International friendly with Egypt’s U-23 team, but the said match hit a snag due to lack of preparation on the part of the Meteors.last_img read more