Serie A teams to honour Genoa bridge collapse victims with commemorative shirts

Serie A teams to honour Genoa bridge collapse victims with commemorative shirts

January 28, 2022

SERIE A will honour the victims of the Genoa bridge collapse in the next round of fixtures.

All players and officials will have a patch on their shorts featuring the message "Genoa in our hearts".

The decision comes after two games – Milan vs Genoa and Sampdoria vs Fiorentina – were postponed on the opening weekend due to the disaster.

Last week, the Ponte Morandi collapsed, killing 43 people and leaving many homeless.

Italian clubs have also set up a memorial fund to raise money for the victims.

Serie A president Gaetano Micciche said: "As a sign of participation and solidarity with the victims of the drama of Genoa, Serie A will establish, as already announced, a fund that will be allocated to the needs of the Genoese population, in agreement with the authorities.

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Italian sides will create a fund to help the victims of the tragedyCredit: EPA
The bridge collapse claimed the lives of 43 people as well as forcing others out of their homesCredit: Splash News

"To testify to our closeness and to dedicate our thoughts to the victims of the Morandi bridge and their families, in all the second round matches the players and the referees will take the field with a commemoration shirt to express that everyone's heart is with Genoa."

Genoa's mayor Marco Bucci added: "On behalf of the city of Genoa wounded, but already ready to recover and react with the pride and pride that have always distinguished it, I thank you for this initiative which has great significance for us.

"It moves us to feel so much solidarity coming from many parts, comforting, helping to go forward with courage and determination, and above all, it is good for the soul of this city."

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