Vito Doria Date: 17th March 2020 at 7:21pm
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banner dedicated to Catanzaro striker Giorgio Corona back in the 2000s has become prophetic in light of the latest Coronavirus outbreak.

The 45-year-old played for the southern club from 2003 until 2006 in as well as and he earned a cult following among the supporters thanks to scoring 49 goals in 106 league games.

Corona posted a photo on his Facebook page with a banner held by the Catanzaro fans which said, “Infected by the Corona virus.”

The Sicilian-born forward was hero to the Calabrese club, but with the benefit of hindsight, the banner has taken on a different meaning.

Corona was a journeyman striker that predominantly played in ’s lower divisions but he rose his way up the ranks to make his Serie A debut with Catania at the age of 32 in 2006.

He scored seven goals in 32 matches with the Etnei in 2006/07 but dropped down to Serie B with Mantova for the following season.