The French government has banned fans of Lazio football club from attending this week’s Europa League match against Marseille on Thursday, November 4, 2021.
Reports claim that French Interior Minister, Gerald Darmanin, stated that the Italian fans were banned because of the repeated violent behaviour and their use of fascist chants during football matches.
However, there are speculations that the French government decided to ban the Serie A fans because they were also banned from attending the first leg of the match on Thursday, October 21st, 2021.
Lazio released a statement on its website calling on the French government for a proper explanation for its decision to ban its fans from attending the game.
“Lazio cannot accept a gratuitous insult against its supporters and against the club itself which has always campaigned against violent behaviour and all forms of discrimination in and outside the stadium.” Part of the club’s statement read.
Back in October, the Italian football club announced a partnership agreement with popular Cryptocurrency exchange platform, Binance, to become the club’s new main Jersey sponsor.