Tribute from Fiorentina and Rome to the late Astori

Fiorentina, Roma and the refereeing body of the league match at the Artemio Franchi stadium stood on Wednesday at the thirteenth minute to honor with applause the memory of Davide Astori, who died at the age of 31 on March 4, 2018 due to a sudden cardiac arrest.

Astori was then the captain of Fiorentina and died in a hotel in Udine (north) during the concentration prior to the visit to Udinese in Serie A, causing deep mourning in Italian football.

Fiorentina and Roma interrupted the competition this Wednesday in the thirteenth minute, like the number worn by the Italian defender, to dedicate a heartfelt applause, which was joined by the referee and the coaching staff.

In addition, a photo of Astori, who was also an Italian international, was projected on the screens of the Franchi stadium in Florence.

In the field was also the Argentine Germán Pezzella, who inherited the captain’s armband that belonged to Astori.