Lazio fined €150,000 for breaking coronavirus rules last year with president Claudio Lotito banned for seven months and two club doctors also given year-long suspensions… but Serie A side will NOT face a points deduction
- Lazio have been fined nearly £130,000 for breaking coronavirus rules last year
- President Claudio Lotito has been banned for seven months for his involvement
- Lazio club doctors Fabio Rodia and Ivo Pulcini have also been banned for a year
- The Italian FA charged the Serie A club on several counts of rule violations
Lazio president Claudio Lotito has been banned for seven months with the Serie A also fined €150,000 (£128,242) for violating coronavirus protocols at the back end of last year.
An investigation was launched in October last year after the Serie A rules appeared to be breached involving positive cases for Ciro Immobile, Lucas Leiva and Thomas Strakosha.
Lazio club doctors Fabio Rodia and Ivo Pulcini have also been banned for a year for their involvement in the scandal. The Serie A club have announced they will appeal all of the rulings.
Lazio president Claudio Lotito (middle) has been banned for seven months for violating coronavirus protocols in October and November
Club doctors Fabio Rodia and Ivo Pulcini have also been banned for a year with Lazio also fined €150,000 (£128,242)
The decision means Lazio have avoided a points deduction despite serious pressure, though the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) prosecutor did not ask for this sanction.
The prosecutor wanted a 13 month ban for Lotito, along with a €200,000 (£170,990) fine and 16-month bans for the doctors, but the final decision was more lenient than this.
The lack of a points deduction means Lazio remain in seventh place, six points behind Atalanta in fourth – the final Champions League spot – with 11 games to go.
The FIGC’s list of violations included failing to report positive cases to the local heath board, failing to stop three players with positives tests from attending a training session and twice failing to place a player into a mandatory 10-day period of self-isolation, with said player then involved in a Serie A fixture.