The attack according to the report happened on Thursday night outside the Stadio Olympico when Onazi and his teammates put up a disappointing display; losing 0-3 in their second leg Europa league clash against Sparta Prague
Lazio had played out a commendable 1-1 draw in the first leg and while fans expected them to finish up the game at home, they just failed to come to the party on the night.
It was in this light that a disgruntled fan subjected the Super Eagles vice captain to a torrent of racist abuse, calling him a ‘n*****r’ outside the Stadio Olimpico on Thursday night
The Nigerian midfielder gave his version of these reprehensible actions on social media:
He wrote: “A video was published tonight online in which I am seen arguing with someone outside the stadium. I refuse to call him a ‘fan’, and you’ll soon understand why. This person got angry with me over the game: all fans have the undeniable right to complain to us players”.
“I didn’t answer him, but at one stage he yelled that I was a ‘sh***y n*****r’. I lost it”.
“My skin is black, so what? Racism is disgusting, and always is, in any context. Lazio fans have treated me really well over the years. The real fans, that is.”
Lazio have a bad history of racist attacks but Onazi said he is undeterred as he remains committed to the capital-based club.
“I’m black, and I’m proud. Forza Lazio”. He concluded.