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