Emotional Scenes As Fiorentina Play First Game Since Tragic Passing Of Davide Astori

Fiorentina paid a touching tribute to Davide Astori following his tragic passing.

The Florence-based Serie A outfit are hosting their first game since the sudden death of their captain. Astori died in his sleep aged just 31.

The footballing community in Italy has been mourning his death, and earlier today, Fiorentina continued to pay homage to Astori.

'The Gigliati's' are entertaining Benevento in the league, and, naturally, it was an emotional occasion with Astori on the mind of everyone inside the Stadio Artemio Franchi.

During the warm-up, Fiorentina players wore shirts with his name and number printed on the back.

T-shirt tributes for Astori.
T-shirt tributes for Astori.

And before kick-off, both sets of teams observed an impeccable minute silence.

Here's the scene around the ground.

The ball was then kicked out of play in the 13th minute, with fans singing and applauding.

Rest in peace, Davide.

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