Lazio wing back Manuel Lazzari could receive a one-game suspension for uttering a blasphemous phrase yesterday during the 3-1 loss to Inter, according to a report from Italian newspaper Il Tempo (via LazioNews24) earlier today.
The report details how the 27-year-old Italian wing back, who is contracted to the Roman club until 2024, apparently uttered the phrase at the start of the second half, when Simone Inzaghi’s side were already 2-0 down.
The Federal Prosecutor’s Office has sent TV evidence of the incident to the Sporting Judge Gerardo Mastrandrea, and a decision will be made tomorrow regarding punishment.
Considering Lazzari’s history of good behaviour, he could either be let off with a warning or suspended for the upcoming Serie A clash against Sampdoria next weekend.
The 27-year-old Italian wing back has made 25 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 1910 minutes. In that time, he has scored one goal and provided five assists.