Monday March 5 2018
Bari ‘fans’ hang sick Masiello banner

A group of Bari ‘fans’ hung a sick banner, asking why Davide Astori and not Andrea Masiello died.

The banner was pinned to a flyover on a ring road in Poggiofranco near Bari and read, ‘why Astori and not Masiello?’, the latter a reference to the Atalanta defender.

Tuttosport and CalcioNews24 report the message was displayed throughout Sunday night, barely hours after the Fiorentina captain tragically died in his sleep.

The animosity towards Masiello stems from his involvement in match-fixing, when the then-Bari player deliberately scored an own goal during the Pugliese derby of May 2011 to keep Lecce in Serie A.

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