Atalanta pay tribute to Piermario Morosini by renaming the Curva Sud

Clark Stupple Date:17th April 2012 at 11:09pm
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Atalanta have put plans into place to honour the memory of Piermario Morosini by re-naming the Curva Sud of the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia the Curva Piermario Morosini.

Morosini was born in Bergamo he later joined the club as part of the Primavera set up before moving onto Udinese.

The idea to name the Curva Sud after Morosini originally came from local Bergamo Newspaper L’Eco di Bergamo, the publication received thousands of responses backing the concept of a memorial section of the stadium.

Bergamo’s mayor Franco Tentorio along with the club’s president Antonio Percassi acted on this immediately and quickly released a press statement declaring the re-naming of the Curva Sud to the Curva Piermario Morosini.

For the remainder of the season the Curva Piermario Morosini will remain unchanged other than its name although plans are already in place with the city council of Bergamo to make permanent changes to the memorial section of the ground during the close season.

The Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia already has its northern part of the ground named after former play Federico Pisani who tragically died aged just 22 in a fatal car accident.

Atalanta president Antonio Percassi has also pledged to help Morosini’s heavily disabled elder sister Percassi released this statement on the clubs web site:  “I consider it my personal duty and that of Atalanta to care for Maria Carla Morosini, as Piermario would have done if his life had not be tragically cut short. Maria Carla Morosini will forever be part of the Atalanta family and will never have to worry about anything.”

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