Soccer: Verona fined over fans’ chants about a dead player

Oct 23 2012 - 1:35pm

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Medical staff rushing to give treatment to Piermario Morosini after his heart attack in the 31st minute during the Italian Serie B game, Pescara v Livorno on Saturday April 14, 2012. (AP photo)
Medical staff rushing to give treatment to Piermario Morosini after his heart attack in the 31st minute during the Italian Serie B game, Pescara v Livorno on Saturday April 14, 2012. (AP photo)

MILAN -- Serie B club Hellas Verona has been fined (euro) 50,000 ($65,000) after its fans made offensive chants about Livorno player Piermario Morosini, who died during a match last season.

 

The incident occurred during Verona's 2-0 win at Livorno on Saturday.

Morosini collapsed and died of a heart attack during Livorno's Serie B match at Pescara in April. Forensic tests revealed he suffered from an inherited heart disease. All matches in the top divisions were suspended on the weekend of his death.

Verona apologized and attempted to disassociate itself from the "ultra" fans who committed the offense, but it caused a storm of outrage.

 

 

 

 

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