“Today we play for you. Ciao Capitano”. Signed MI9.
According to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter Captain Mauro Icardo will honour Fiorentina Captain Davide Astori , who tragically passed away a week ago, during the final game of this weeks round of the Serie A. He will do that on his left arm wearing the Captain’s sign that distinguish every Captain from the rest of the players. From a Captain to a Captain. Another sign of how important Astori was to his collegues and that he is still in their minds.
Also Luciano Spalletti praised the Fiorentina Captain during yesterday’s press conference and emphasized that the relationship between the players is much closer than it appears to the fans: “He was not only the Captain of Fiorentina, he was the Captain of football. This is an important example of how subtle the border between being an opponent and a team-mate is. Astori was always greeted by everyone and I will never forget when the players came to my office to tell me what had happened, this was something that will forever leave a mark, an infinite sign”.