Serie A: Lazio fined €150,000 for breaking COVID-19 guidelines whereas president, membership docs get suspensions

Serie A: Lazio fined €150,000 for breaking COVID-19 guidelines whereas president, membership docs get suspensions

Lazio stated in a press release they’d enchantment the selections taken following an FIGC investigation of constructive checks on the membership in October and November.

Milan: Lazio president Claudio Lotito has been banned for seven months and the membership fined €150,000 ($177,000) for breaking COVID-19 guidelines, the Italian Soccer Federation (FIGC) introduced on Friday.

Membership docs Ivo Pulcini and Fabio Rodia have been additionally suspended for 12 months every, the FIGC stated, however the Roman membership escaped a Serie A factors deduction.

Lazio stated in a press release they’d enchantment the selections taken following an FIGC investigation of constructive checks on the membership in October and November.

Lazio have been accused of failing to alert native well being authorities when eight workers examined constructive late October, on the eve of a Champions League match in Bruges, after which in November, earlier than one other Champions League match in St Petersburg.

UEFA requires gamers and workers to bear checks earlier than European matches. Not less than one Lazio participant was constructive in UEFA checks however damaging in Serie A checks in the identical interval.

The federation additionally criticised Lazio for “not having prevented” three gamers from participating in a squad coaching session on 3 November, regardless of a constructive take a look at the day earlier than.

Lazio are additionally stated to have fielded gamers in Serie A who ought to have been in “a interval of obligatory isolation, within the absence of signs, of not less than 10 days”.

FIGC prosecutors had requested a €200,000 positive for the membership, a 13-month suspension for Lotito, and 16 months for the staff docs.

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