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 By Ben Gladwell

Senad Lulic's 20-day suspension bemuses Roma boss Luciano Spalletti

Roma coach Luciano Spalletti has laughed at the 20-day suspension handed to Lazio's Senad Lulic for his remarks aimed at Antonio Rudiger following the Eternal City derby earlier this month.

Lulic has played in Lazio's three games since making those comments while the disciplinary committee of the Lega Serie A discussed his punishment.

The committee announced on Thursday that he would be banned for the next 20 days -- and fined €10,000 -- but with the league now on its winter break for the...

 By Ben Gladwell

Lazio's Lulic banned 20 days, fined for racist remarks toward Antonio Rudiger

Lazio midfielder Senad Lulic has been given a 20-day ban for the racist remarks he aimed at Roma's Antonio Rudiger following defeat in the Eternal City derby on Dec. 4.

It had been suggested that Lulic would face a 10-game ban for racially insulting the former Stuttgart defender, but the Lega Serie A only deliberated on Thursday and, with the winter break looming, the punishment they have given means he misses only Lazio's game against Crotone.

In all, he has officially been banned for 20 days and...

 By Ben Gladwell

Lazio's Lulic could face 10-match ban for racist insult after Roma derby

Lazio midfielder Senad Lulic has issued an apology for aiming a racial slur at Antonio Rudiger, but could still face a ban of up to 10 games.

Lulic said the Roma defender had been "selling socks and belts" a few years back and should not be "acting like God's gift" after Roma's win in the derby.

Lazio also issued an apology on behalf of the 30-year-old, who said he regretted words he had used in the heat of the moment.

"Now I have had time to consider things, I realise that I responded to a...

Lazio's Lulic apologises for racist insult after derby against Roma

Lazio midfielder Senad Lulic has apologised for making a racist insult toward Roma defender Antonio Rudiger following the Rome derby.

In a postmatch interview, Lulic said Rudiger was provoking Lazio players before the game and that "two years ago he was selling socks and belts in Stuttgart, now he acts like he's a phenomenon."

On Monday, Lulic wrote on Instagram that he realised he responded to a provocation with "another provocation."

Lulic, who is Bosnian, adds, "I come from a country that knows...

 By Ben Gladwell

Roma's Mohamed Salah out for 4-6 weeks with ankle injury in Lazio derby

Roma's Mohamed Salah has been ruled out for four to six weeks after suffering an ankle ligament injury in Sunday's Eternal City derby against Lazio, with coach Rudi Garcia furious that Senad Lulic was not sent off for the challenge.

Salah left the Stadio Olimpico on crutches following Roma's 2-0 victory, with Garcia suggesting that it would be a "miracle" if the player's ankle was not broken.

Garcia feels Lulic should have been punished with a straight red card for the lunge on Salah, as the Giallorissi boss...


Lulic dismisses Chelsea, Juve rumours

Lazio forward Senad Lulic has dismissed rumours that he is on the verge of exiting the Stadio Olimpico for either Chelsea or Juventus.

Lazio celebrate after Senad Lulic (c) scored the winner against arch rivals Roma in the Coppa Italia
Senad Lulic has rubbished rumours he set to leave Lazio.

The Bosnian international was the hero in Lazio’s Coppa Italia triumph over arch-rivals Roma, scoring the game’s only goal.

But the 27-year-old said his winning goal was not his swan song for the club, quick to point out that he remains contracted with the...