Roma are in mourning after the death of their legendary massage therapist Giorgio Rossi, who worked at the club for 55 years.
He was a lifelong Giallorossi supporter, joining the side in 1957.
Rossi was given a salute by the Curva Sud on his retirement in 2012.
He died last night in the Sant’Eugenio Hospital at the age of 87.
Rossi was the son of medics, but continued to work as a fireman and then with A&E until 1961.
This proved essential, as he had the skills to save Lionello Manfredonia when the Roma player had a heart attack during a game against Bologna in December 1989.
“I managed to prise his teeth open with some scissors, as they were jammed shut. Since Manfredonia, there has been an ambulance crew in every stadium.”
The club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Giorgio Rossi, who served the club for an incredible 55 years as a member of the backroom staff.— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) September 23, 2018
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