Club rallies to support sister of deceased team-mate’s sibling.
Piermario Morosini’s club Udinese to care for his sister
The club of Italian footballer Piermario Morosini, who died during a game on Saturday, will take care of his disabled sister, its captain says.
Antonio di Natale said Serie A side Udinese will provide lifelong financial aid to the sister.
She relied on Morosini for financial and emotional support since their parents died seven years ago.
Morosini, 25, died after having a heart attack during a match while on loan to Livorno.
“We know the situation of his sister and we as a team, the club, and Udinese for Life have decided to help her because she is in real need,” Antonio “Toto” Di Natale told the club’s TV channel. Udinese for Life is a medical charity linked to the club.
“It is essential that we stay at the side of Piermario’s sister for her entire life. She needs us and we want to help, both for her and for Mario.”
SOURCE: BBC Sport
This is a touching vow for Udinese to make.
Piermario Morosini’s sister is disabled and relied heavily on her brother for financial support following the death of both their parents during their childhood.