Morosini dies on pitch, shocks Italy
ROME - Italy was in shock yesterday as the sober realisation sank in of the tragedy that befell Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini the day before during their Serie B soccer match against Pescara at the Adriatico Stadium in Pescara.
La Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere dello Sport summed up the shocking incident with identical headlines: "Death on the pitch, football stops."
Such was the disbelief that Corriere even repeated the fact with another headline: "Terrible, Morosini dies on the pitch."
They used a running headline across a number of pages entitled: "Football in shock", while they elaborated on the reaction with: "A river of tears for Moro. His coach (Armando) Madonna's stare lost in the void."
Gazzetta chose to focus on the: "Unfortunate life of a happy lad. His parents and brother dead, his sister disabled and then the love for his volleyball player girlfriend."
Gazzetta called on the country to help Morosini's sister .
However, Gazzetta moved on to the controversy surrounding the delay in getting the ambulance onto the pitch to bring aid to Morosini, 25.
It shows a sequence of shots, one of stewards trying to move the police vehicle blocking the entrance with the emergency services blocked behind it.