After Piermario Morosini’s tragic death on Saturday, all of world football mourned the untimely loss of one of its own. Scores of teammates and colleagues who knew Morosini must have remembered the talented 25-year-old midfielder with fondness for his life and grief at his death, wishing the best to the poor player’s family. At least one went beyond thinking and wishing.
Italy international Antonio Di Natale played with Morosini at Udinese. After Di Natale’s mother passed away a few years ago, he beame close to Morosini, who had already lost his parents and an older brother. Di Natale’s thoughts immediately leapt to Morosini’s only remaining relative, his severely disabled sister.
Di Natale pledged to look after his fallen comrade’s sister, and Udinese pledged to take care of her needs, as she had relied on him, her only remaining relative, for virtually everything.
Di Natale said of his departed friend:
He was an exceptional lad, so full of life. Despite all the problems he had, he was always at the disposal of the team and every day gave us all strength.
I lost my mother four years ago and, as he had already been through this, he was very close to me. Watching the images on television was shocking. He wanted to get back up, but fell again. When seeing that, all you can do is pray the Lord will give you a hand.
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