Palermo President Maurizio Zamparini has criticised the decision to suspend all football in Italy this weekend after the death of Piermario Morosini.
The FIGC ordered an immediate halt to all matches after the 25-year-old Livorno midfielder collapsed during a Serie B game in Pescara.
“I have always been against this sort of decision, but it is also true that whenever a tragedy happens in Italy everything is halted. Therefore it is only normal they’d do the same this time,” Zamparini told Sky Sport Italia.
“The way I see it, a more logical decision would’ve been to continue playing in order to honour his memory rather than stop altogether.”
Morosini’s death was also marked in Spain, where La Liga teams including Barcelona and Real Madrid held a minute’s reflection before kick-off and wore black armbands.