Lazio president Claudio Lotito’s ban has been extended from seven months to 12 as a result of today’s appeal.

According to a report from Italian news outlet ANSA earlier today, the Italian businessman was in the FIGC’s Court of Appeals this afternoon, looking to be absolved of the seven-month ban given to him by the court last month due to the inconsistent Covid-19 test results.

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Today’s result means that Lotito has now been banned for one-year, a frustrating increase for the Biancocelesti president, who can still appeal today’s punishment to CONI’s Collegio di Garanzia.

Club doctors Ivo Pulcini and Fabio Rodia did not see their 12-month ban increase, although Lazio’s fine was increased from €150,000 to €250,000.

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Lotito is likely to begin working on a final appeal to CONI now, with further news expected over the coming weeks.

Lazio are also in court regarding the postponed match against Torino, as they look to be awarded a 3-0 default win instead of playing the game next month.