Stadio Olimpico

Next Game

Lazio v Torino

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 14:00

Serie A

San Paolo

Last Game

Napoli 4 - 2 Lazio

Sunday, 13 April 2014, 14:00

Serie A

Genoa fined over racist chants

Genoa have become the latest Italian club to be fined by the Lega Serie A after a section of supporters were overheard directing racist chants at opposition players.

Last Updated: 11/03/13 at 16:36 Post Comment    Bet with SkyBet  Italian Serie A. Click here to bet.

Genoa: Serie A club has been fined 30,000 euros

Genoa: Serie A club has been fined 30,000 euros

The Ligurian outfit have been handed a 30,000 euro (£26,200) fine for the actions of certain fans during Friday night's 2-0 home defeat to AC Milan.

A statement published on the Lega's official website read: "A fine of 30,000 euros to Genoa for directing chants containing racially discriminatory language to a player of the opposing team in the 25th minute, for shining a laser at players of the opposing team and for throwing coins and lighters at a referee's assistant and the opposing goalkeeper in the 75th minute."

The Lega did not specify which Milan player had been the target of racial abuse, although the introduction of striker Mario Balotelli as a 25th-minute substitute may have drawn unwelcome attention from the home fans.

The Italy international has been the victim of racial abuse on multiple occasions since returning to the San Siro in January, with Inter Milan receiving a 50,000 euro (£43,700) fine for their supporters' actions in February's Milan derby.

The 22-year-old was also the subject of racist chanting from Inter fans in a league game against Chievo and was referred to as "the family's little n****" by Milan vice-president Paolo Berlusconi on the eve of his Rossoneri debut.

Lazio, Juventus and Palermo also received hefty fines from the Lega's disciplinary committee for the contentious behaviour of several supporters during this weekend's fixtures.

The Biancocelesti were fined 10,000 euros as four banners were unfurled insulting UEFA president Michel Platini during Sunday's home defeat to Fiorentina.

Platini's governing body have ordered the capital club to play two Europa League games behind closed doors due to persistent trouble among Lazio's supporters.

Juventus, who hosted Catania, were fined 4,000 euros as several fans sang insulting refrains about an unnamed player from another unnamed club, while Palermo were handed the same punishment after a bottle was thrown on to the Renzo Barbera pitch during a home defeat to Siena.

Bet with SkyBet  Italian Serie A. Click here to bet.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Champions League: Eden Hazard is in a race against time to be fit to face Atletico Madrid

Eden Hazard will need to return to full training quickly if he is to be considered for Tuesday's Champions League match.

Primera Liga: Leaders Atletico Madrid pull six points clear after 2-0 win over Elche

Joao Miranda and Diego Costa scored as Primera Liga leaders Atletico Madrid beat Elche 2-0 to pull six points clear.

Yaya Toure feels he does not get the respect he deserves because he is from Africa

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure feels he does not get the respect he deserves because he is from Africa.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property