Fiorentina captain Davide Astori has passed away
Posted: 4 March 2018 Time: 14:01
Fiorentina have confirmed that captain Davide Astori has sadly passed away.
The 31-year-old was staying a hotel with his teammates ahead of a Serie A game with Udinese when he passed away in his sleep.
"Fiorentina are profoundly shaken and forced to announce that their captain Davide Astori has died,” read the statement.
“For this terrible and delicate situation, and above all out of respect for his family, we appeal to the sensitivity of the media.”
All of Sunday's matches in the Italian top flight have since been postponed.