Hellas Verona Fined €50,000 After Ultras Start Disgusting Chant About The Late Piermario Morosini

Chris Wright

24th, October 2012

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By Chris Wright

Serie B club Hellas Verona have been fined to the tune of €50,000 after a smattering of their fans began chanting about the late Piermario Morosini during Verona’s 2-0 win over Livorno on Saturday afternoon.

Morosini collapsed and died on the pitch  at the age of 25 after suffering a fatal heart attack while playing for Livorno against Pescara in Serie B last season, a tragic incident that sent the whole of Italian football into mourning.

Journalist and Calcio aficionado James Horncastle describes the scenes:

“Half an hour in, something truly disgraceful happened. A chant had gone up among a small section of the 700 Hellas ultras hosted in the away end. Four words that don’t bear repeating were said six times.

“Enough to provoke shock and

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4 Comments

  1. CieloDrive says:

    of course Hellas Verona…

  2. Larry says:

    What they should do is like turn away? And if they keep on saying nasty things, say, sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me. And like, totally ignore them. Blank them.

  3. Ryan says:

    If you are not familiar with Calcio Hellas and Livorno have a very strong rivalry. Hellas has some far-right Ultras while Livorno are a very left wing team. I am not surprised there were problems between these two teams. These are two Ultra scenes that are very political. I have always wondered why Fiorentina and Verona have such a strong friendship as they are political opposites.

  4. Giancarlo says:

    Political affiliations aside that is some pretty disgusting behaviour. Of course leave it to the Italian Ultras…I’m Italian by the way.

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