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A Juventus fan who passed away had a special request put out to Cristiano Ronaldo on his funeral notice.
Mario Stefanini, also known as Il Doro, died on Thursday at the age of 77 and his funeral was held on Saturday afternoon, Football Italia reports.
A poster announcing his death was printed and put up in the town of Fornaci di Barga, near Lucca, which is apparently 'customary' to do when someone dies in Italy.
"Mario Stefanini, 'Il Doro', aged 77," reads the notice.
"His children and family announce the sad news.
"The funeral will be on Saturday at the Loppia cemetery.
"In lieu of flowers, please send CR7 goals."
Football Italia adds that it is now a 'trend' for people to ask for charity donations instead of flowers.
It is unknown if the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has seen the message from the supporter.
The 33-year-old Juve star has been flying high since his summer move to Italy and has made an instant impact in his first 12 appearances for the Old Lady.
He scored a fantastic volley against Manchester United in the Champions League last month. Meanwhile, he produced another incredible strike when he bagged a brace against Empoli.
Cristiano Ronaldo's 946 points earned in 2017 Ballon d'Or voting is the record number of points in the history of Ballon d'Or!- Riaz Afridi (@Riaz98505947) 18 November 2018
King :crown: pic.twitter.com/IJtSUKeru5
Cristiano Ronaldo is just 7 goals away from scoring 50+ goals in 8 consecutive years.- Zeeshan⁷ (@Factnaldo) 18 November 2018
Juventus has 9 more games left this year.
:calendar_spiral:@Cristiano is playing- Twitugal:dizzy: (@Twitugal) 17 November 2018
for 5 Trophies in 2019
:flag_it: #Supercoppa (January :flag_sa:)
#NationsLeague (June :flag_pt:) pic.twitter.com/N8DLa50jLj
SPORTbible would like to send out its deepest condolences to Mr Stefanini's family and friends.
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