Sunday July 14 2019
Acerbi's message to Mihajlovic

Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi has urged Bologna boss Sinisa Mihajlovic to face cancer ‘head on’ after battling the illness twice himself. 

Mihajlovic made the shock revelation on Saturday that he had been diagnosed with leukaemia.

Acerbi, meanwhile, fought off testicular cancer twice, going on to play 149 consecutive games for Sassuolo and Lazio.

“You can’t give up, you need to be brave! These are obvious words, but they’re true,” tweeted the 31-year-old.

“Boss, face this ugly phase head-on, not caring about what you have! Live as if you had nothing and always think positive. Be brave!”

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