Livorno’s Morosini Dies During Match

I was just about set to watch the match between Milan and Genoa in Serie A this morning, but the game was postponed due to the death of Piermario Morosini, Liverno midfielder. The news is shocking, and everyone is in utter disbelief.

Morosini fell to the ground in the 31st minute of the match and received urgent medical attention on the pitch. He collapsed face down and appeared to be in convulsion. The referee’s assistant drew the referee’s attention and he stopped the game.

A defibrillator was used, but the 25 year old player didn’t respond as expected.

Morosini had been on loan to Livorno from the Serie A club Udinese. He was taken to a hospital. Italian news agency ANSA reports Morosini suffered a heart attack in the ambulance.

Edoardo De Blasio, a cardiologist at Pescara’s Santo Spirito hospital in Italy, confirmed the death Saturday: “unfortunately he was already dead when he arrived at hospital. He didn’t regain consciousness“.

All Serie A and Serie B matches have been canceled for the weekend.

I’m not going to sit here and pretend to know about Morosini in depth, or even more about this situation; what I do know is that he was only 25 years old. Most of my friends are around that age, and these types of incidents show that no moment in the future is promised. Appreciate everything.

At least Morosini passed playing the sport he loved, a small glimmer of hope during this tragedy.