Wednesday May 8 2013
Genoa clubs wear black armbands

There will be a minute’s silence before Sampdoria-Catania, while Genoa will also wear black armbands after the tragic accident in Genoa.

Late last night a container ship lost control in the port and crashed into a control tower, causing it to collapse.

At least seven people are dead and two more are missing while rescue workers pore through the rubble.

The two Genoa-based clubs are both in action this evening for the Serie A midweek round.

The Lega Serie A has confirmed there will be a minute’s silence before kick-off at Marassi for Sampdoria-Catania.

Both Samp and Genoa will wear black armbands this evening. The gate from Sampdoria-Catania will be donated to the families of the victims.

There is already set to be a minute’s silence before kick-off in this round for former Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, although there has been controversy.

The minute was filled with jeers and whistles at the Stadio Olimpico last night ahead of Roma-Chievo, despite the fact Andreotti was a Roma supporter.

Andreotti was an extremely controversial political figure involved in several scandals.