Tuesday April 17 2012
Zeman: 'No stop for Mancini'

Zdenek Zeman joins Livorno in mourning Piermario Morosini, but asks why his Pescara weren’t afforded the same for Francesco Mancini.

Morosini collapsed and died during Saturday’s Serie B match in Pescara, so the game was abandoned and Livorno’s fixture for this coming weekend has been postponed.

“These are terrible tragedies that happen in life. I am close to the Livorno players, as we know how painful this situation is, having gone through it with Mancini,” said Zeman.

Pescara goalkeeping coach Mancini died of a heart attack at the age of 43 earlier this month and their request to have the next day’s game with Bari postponed was ignored by the FIGC and Lega Serie B.

Mancini was a former Bari player as well, so both clubs had put in the request.

“After Mancini’s death we had to play the game with Bari. Quite rightly, nobody stepped on to the pitch after Morosini’s death.

“It’s a pity there was a difference in treatment. Of course what happened 20 days ago was a terrible blow for us, even if they were different ages, but the tragedy of losing a colleague remains the same.”

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