Wednesday August 14 2019
Fiorentina to keep Astori armband

Fiorentina have been given permission to use their Davide Astori captain’s armband for the 2019-20 campaign.

Lega Serie A introduced a standardised armband for all club captains last season and threatened to punish those who ignored the ruling.

However, Fiorentina announced on Wednesday that the governing body had allowed skipper German Pezzella to keep wearing his Astori armband.

The band features the initials DA and the No 13, which the defender wore during his time as a Viola player, prior to his tragic death in March 2018.

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