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Onazi’s Lazio punished for racist abuse

05 February 2016, 14:09Israel Ojoko

Rome - Ogenyi Onazi’s Serie A club Lazio has been handed a heavy fine after the racist abuse directed at Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.

On Wednesday, Napoli beat Lazio 2-0 in the game that saw Koulibaly, the Senegal centre-half, become subject of boos, whistles and discriminatory songs from a section of Lazio supporters.

At the Stadio Olimpico, the atmosphere almost went out of control, forcing referee Massimiliano Irrati to halt the game in the second half for approximately five minutes.

Also read: Onazi subject of interest from English, Turkey and German clubs

As a result, Lazio has been fined €50,000 and ordered to shut the Curva Nord, a section of the stadium, for two games following the racial abuse suffered by the Napoli defender.

Lazio was also fined €15,000 for chanting directed as the visiting Napoli support.

Onazi played for all 90 minutes in the encounter.

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