Deaths in football are usually met with displeasure. There have been deaths on the pitch as well as off it and considering the amount of fan-following the sport of football has, the fans are meant to be shaken by such awful news.
Fiorentina have recently confirmed that their captain Davide Astori, who was aged 31 has died in a hotel room. Reports have said that he passed away in his sleep and his body was found the next morning. The center back started out at AC Milan, without playing a game for the club before being loaned out to various clubs before settling at Cagliari.
A man who loved football and who grew up as footballer with us. #ACMilan are shocked by the passing of Davide #Astori. It is with great sadness that we offer our deepest condolences to his family and closed ones and to ACF Fiorentina
— AC Milan (@acmilan) March 4, 2018
He eventually moved to Roma and then made a name for himself at AFC Fiorentina, where he was made club captain eventually. Astori also made 14 international appearances for Italy, where he was picked sporadically.
La Fiorentina profondamente sconvolta si trova costretta a comunicare che e’ scomparso il suo capitano Davide Astori, colto da improvviso malore.
Per la terribile e delicata situazione, e soprattutto per rispetto della sua famiglia si fa appello alla sensibilità di tutti. pic.twitter.com/bFGnkReWEC
— ACF Fiorentina (@acffiorentina) March 4, 2018
“A profoundly shocked Fiorentina are compelled to announce that their captain Davide Astori, who was struck by an unexpected sudden illness, passed away,” a statement read. “In this terrible and delicate situation, and in particular out of respect for his family, we appeal for everybody to show sensitivity.”
Fiorentina were supposed to play Udinese in a Serie A game today, but it was postponed as the chiefs at the Italian Football Federation (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio – FIGC) saw it fit for the game to be played at a later point of time. Also, as per the Sky Sports, all of Sunday’s Serie A games have been postponed as a show of respect for the player.
The club is devastated to learn of the death of Davide Astori. The thoughts of everyone at AS Roma are with the player’s family, friends and teammates at this terrible and tragic time. pic.twitter.com/vDlL4LIkJr
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) March 4, 2018
We at Sportswallah along with the whole footballing federation pay our commiserations and condolences to the family of Davide Astori for his early demise and hope that his soul rests in peace and also offer support to his teammates and coach at Fiorentina, who are bound to be shaken by the death of their close one.
FC Internazionale Milano express immense sadness at the sudden passing of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori. https://t.co/kcAxi5EH4y
— Inter (@Inter_en) March 4, 2018
— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) March 4, 2018
RIP Davide Astori. Incredibly sad news ??
— Asmir Begovic (@asmir1) March 4, 2018
Everybody at Chelsea Football Club is shocked and saddened at the sudden death of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and team-mates at this time.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 4, 2018
— Edin DÅ¾eko (@EdDzeko) March 4, 2018
— Hakan Çalhano?lu (@hakanc10) March 4, 2018
Horrible news that Fiorentina captain, Davide Astori, has died at the age of 31 ?? RIP. pic.twitter.com/gHo2ToTS1w
— The F2 (@TheF2) March 4, 2018
— Be?ikta? JK English (@BesiktasEnglish) March 4, 2018