FOOTBALL: The news has created a shockwave in Italian football …
Italian football is in shock … Italian international defender Davide Astori, the 31-year-old captain of Fiorentina , died on Saturday night at a hotel in Udine, where his team had to play a match Sunday of Serie A , announced the club Fiorentina.
La Fiorentina profondamente sconvolta si trova costretta a comunicare che e’ scomparso il suo capitano Davide Astori, colto da improvviso malore.
Per la terribile e delicata situazione, e soprattutto per rispetto della sua famiglia si fa appello alla sensibilità di tutti. pic.twitter.com/bFGnkReWEC
— ACF Fiorentina (@acffiorentina) March 4, 2018
“Fiorentina is deeply upset to have to announce the death of captain Davide Astori after a sudden illness,” Fiorentina wrote on her Twitter account.
Asked by AFP, a spokesman for the club explained that he could not explain the death of the player, “pending an autopsy.” Several Italian media evoke cardiac arrest during the night.
J’ai pas vraiment les mots… Davide Astori est un joueur de haut niveau, capitaine d’une équipe magnifique, d’une ville magnifique… Firenze. Je ne veux pas à penser qu’il « était ». Sa mort, une dimanche matin dans sa chambre d’hôtel a Udine, n’a aucun sens. Ciao Davide.
— Simone Rovera (@SimoneRovera) March 4, 2018
The match Udinese-Fiorentina, which was scheduled at 15:00, has been postponed indefinitely, announced the Udinese. Scheduled at 12:30, the match Genoa-Cagliari has also been postponed. The death of Astori was announced on the stadium screens and several players, so at the warm-up, left the lawn to join the locker room.
Starting his carrer at AC Milan, Astori wore shirts from Cagliari and AS Roma before joining Fiorentina in 2015. He has worn the Italian jersey 14 times. He had a four-year-old daughter.