Wembley Stadium’s arch was lit up in green, white and red on Friday night as a sign of solidarity with Italy amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The Azzurri were scheduled to play the Three Lions in a friendly aimed at preparing the two countries for Euro 2020, but the match was postponed – along with most leagues around the world – due to the outbreak of the disease.
In a show of solidarity with Italy – where 9,134 people have died so far – England lit the arch of the famous stadium in green, white and red for the 90 minutes during which the match would have been played.
— England (@England) March 27, 2020
“We may not be sharing the pitch tonight @azzurri, but we stand together and united in this difficult time. #StayHomeSaveLives”, England’s official Twitter account wrote.
Well said @England, thank you ???
— Italy (@azzurri) March 27, 2020
“Well said @England, thank you. We’ll win this match together! #StayHomeSaveLives”,” responded the Azzurri.
Friday saw Italy record the higehest number of deaths recorded in a single day with 969 deaths.