UEFA have launched disciplinary action against Lazio after allegations of racist chanting at Tottenham in the Europa League.
A statement from the football’s European governing body read: “UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against S.S. Lazio for the improper conduct of the club’s supporters (racist behaviour) during the UEFA Europa League group stage match on Thursday 20 September between Tottenham Hotspur FC and the Italian side.”
The action taken by UEFA concerns the alleged racial attacks from Lazio fans on certain members of the Tottenham squad during the scoreless draw at White Hart Lane.
Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas claimed he had heard no racist chanting, but would leave it up to UEFA to act.
He said: “UEFA is very active on this kind of situation and our overall objective is to kick racism out of football.
“I can’t point the finger at anyone in any way, shape or form tonight because I didn’t hear anything.”
The alleged attacks occurred in the second half of the game when Spurs were attacking the end where Lazio fans sat.
The disciplinary action comes after Chelsea midfielder Jon Obi Mikel was the subject of apparent racist chants from a section of Juventus fans during his side’s 2-2 draw on Wednesday.