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SportLazio dismisses racist, anti-Semitic chants as 'psychosis'

00:40  13 january  2019
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Antisemitism (also spelled anti - semitism or anti - Semitism ) is hostility to, prejudice, or discrimination against Jews. A person who holds such positions is called an antisemite.

Lazio had to play against Zulte Waregem in a closed stadium in their Europa League match Considering that the in-any-case deplorable racial discriminatory chants were only heard due to the Italy should treat fans responsible for racist and anti - Semitic abuse the same as any other violent

Lazio were embroiled in controversy on Saturday after racist and anti-Semitic chanting which scarred a Coppa Italia tie was dismissed by the club as a "psychosis focusing on a minority or non-existent incidents".

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Anti - semitic messages accompanied them. At a time when the sport is increasingly globalized, and broadcast deals are valued in the billions, Ultras’ racist and anti - Semitic chants aren’t just vile Part of the explanation for the Lazio fans’ anti - Semitic behavior lies in the deeply ingrained relationship

Lazio v Napoli was suspended by the referee for racist chants against Koulibaly It’s 2016 for god’s sake! When is crap like this going to be out of football.

Lazio crushed third division Novara 4-1 in their last-16 game at Rome's Stadio Olimpico.

However, their hardcore ultra fans aimed a series of ugly barbs at the club's bitter city rivals AS Roma, with taunts of "Yellow, red and Jewish" and "This Roma that looks like Africa".

They also targeted police who clashed with Lazio fans on Wednesday at Piazza della Liberta in the capital when celebrations to mark the club's 119th anniversary turned violent.

Eight police were injured and four supporters arrested.

Lazio spokesman Arturo Diaconale blasted reports of the chanting by a small section of the crowd as "a psychosis".

"I am one of the 98 percent of people in the stadium who didn't hear them," he said.

"The club naturally condemns any racist or anti-Semitic chants .. I think it's a form of psychosis focusing on either a minority or non-existent incidents."

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Lazio won 2-0 in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi -final amid PA warnings that the match would be interrupted if racist chanting against Roma’s Anthony Rüdiger continued.

Get anti - Semitism out of stadiums," Ruth Dureghello, president of the Jewish Community of Rome, wrote on Twitter. Questa non è una curva, questo non è calcio, questo non è sport. It wasn’t the first time that sections of Lazio fans have demonstrated anti - Semitic behaviour at matches.

On the pitch, Ciro Immobile scored a first half double, after Luis Alberto's 12th-minute opener with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic claiming the fourth before the break.

Umberto Eusepi pulled a goal back for Novara, a third division side based 50km west of Milan, from the penalty spot just after the break.

Lazio, who won the last of their six Coppa Italia trophies in 2013, will next play either Inter Milan or Benevento in the quarter-finals.

In Genoa, AC Milan progressed to the quarter-finals with a 2-0 extra-time win over Samprdoria.

Brazilian international Lucas Paqueta started for Milan after his arrival from Flamengo in a 35-million-euro ($40 million) deal last week, along with want-away Argentine Gonzalo Higuain amid speculation he is about to move to Chelsea.

Higuain thought he had scored but was ruled offside as the game went into extra time just days before Gennaro Gattuso's side take on Juventus in the Italian Super Cup final in Saudi Arabia.

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Some Lazio fans have been known to engage in anti - Semitic behavior, and the association with Frank was meant to be taken as an insult. The Lazio fans had lost rights to their beloved northern section as punishment for an incident earlier this month in which fans sang racist chants directed at a player

Patrick Cutrone came on as a substitute in extra time with his two superb volleys on 102 and 108 minutes setting up a meeting for last year's finalists with either Napoli or Sassuolo.

"We're in good shape and will try to prepare as best we can," said Cutrone of next Wednesday's game in Jeddah.

Juventus begin their quest for a fifth consecutive Coppa Italia later on Saturday at Bologna.

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