Genoa fans honor bridge victims with 43 minutes of silence (Sportskeeda)

Genoa fans honor bridge victims with 43 minutes of silence (Sportskeeda)

For the first 43 minutes of their club’s Serie A opener, Genoa fans remained silent on Sunday. That was one minute for each of the 43 victims of the Morandi Bridge collapse in the port city this month. In the 43rd minute, spectators began applauding respectfully as the names of those who died in the tragedy 12 days earlier were listed on a giant screen inside the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Then the fans started chanting “Genova, Genova” — the Italian name of the city. By then, Genoa had taken a 2-0 lead courtesy of early goals from Krzysztof Piatek and Christian Kouame, both of which were set up by Genoa captain Domenico Criscito. Genoa won 2-1 after Samuel Mraz pulled one back for Empoli in stoppage time. Read more

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