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Lazio Release Statement Denying They’ve Hired an Exorcist to End Bad Luck

Lazio Release Statement Denying They’ve Hired an Exorcist to End Bad Luck

Serie A giants Lazio have been forced to deny they’ve called in an exorcist in order to end a horrendous run of bad luck and poor results.

Initially challengers for Italy’s Champions League spots, the Rome side have dropped to sixth in the table, having won just two of their last eight matches in all competitions.

Simeone Inzaghi’s side currently have 10 first-team players on the treatment table, and to pile on top of their domestic woes, they crashed out of the Europa League against Sevilla last week, prompting bizarre reports of a religious intervention.

According to what was reported by Italian news outlet Il Messaggero, the day after the defeat against Sevilla, president Claudio Lotito invited a priest to their Formello training centre to purify the fields and locker rooms with holy water before their afternoon session.

However, it seems reports of Lazio’s decision to turn to a higher power are premature.

The report led Lazio to release an official club statement to the effect that Don Vicenzo, a priest with whom Lotito has a 50-year friendship, had merely been asked to bless the newly renovated complex and that no actual warding off of curses took place.

So, there you have it. No exorcism at Lazio – just yet, at least.

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