Serie A and B clubs have suspended their fundraising for Piermario Morosini’s severely disabled sister after the Atalanta President pledged to take care of her personally.
The death of 25-year-old Livorno midfielder Morosini touched many last week, especially because of his tragic family history – losing both parents before turning 18 and his brother committing suicide.
Udinese had immediately announced a fundraising drive to ensure his sister Maria Carla is looked after, considering Piermario was her only source of financial and emotional support.
That initiative was suspended this afternoon when Atalanta President Antonio Percassi pledged to personally ensure she was looked after for the rest of her life.
Morosini was from Bergamo and grew up in the Atalanta youth academy, so they are closest to his remaining family.
Udinese captain Antonio Di Natale had also promised lifelong support, so they are expected to join forces.
Those who have already donated will be asked if they wish to have a refund or send their money to Maria Carla Morosini.
It is reported she will be in the stands on Wednesday April 25 for the Udinese-Inter match that was called off due to her brother’s untimely death on the pitch in Pescara-Livorno.
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