Thursday, 8 March 2018

Davide Astori Burial: Thousands Of Fans Pay Tribute (Photos)

Football stars across Italy and Europe have stormed the city of Florence for the burial service of Davide Astori, the Fiorentina captain who was found dead in his hotel room on Sunday.
The Italian international was found hours before his team were scheduled to play Udinese in a Serie A match.
And on Thursday, his colleagues were seen touching down at the Santa Croce church in Florence ahead of the funeral service, which started at 10 am in Italy, while hundreds of thousand fans lined the city of Florence and filled the main squares some arriving sooner than required as three hours before the memorial service began.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said earlier this week: "Now I think it's time for silence, the thought must go to the family and especially to the little daughter who will not know her father.
"Davide will always be with me. We grew up football together, it's a huge disappointment".
See more photos below...

Andrea Barzagli , Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon looking low-spirited

Atori's parents

Also in attendance was former Inter Milan player Javier Zanetti