MILAN – Milan has decided to honor the memory of Kobe Bryant , an NBA basketball champion who died with his daughter Gianna Maria in a tragic helicopter accident, with a minute of silence and (mourning in the arm) during the Italian Cup match against Turin. According to reports from Sky, the Serie A League would have proved contrary to the decision of the Rossoneri but a few hours after the match of the Italian Cup between the Rossoneri and Torino a press release was issued which instead confirms the minute of silence for Kobe Bryant and the mourning on the arm of the players.
Milan asked for the minute of silence for Kobe Bryant. According to Sky, the Serie A League initially said no. The precedent with Anastasi …
It is not the first time that a decision of the Serie A League on the minutes of silence provokes controversy, the same happened on the occasion of the death of Pietro Anastasi, a footballer who wrote indelible pages in the history of Italian football. Even on that occasion, the Lega Calcio Serie A did not call a minute's silence to remember him. Decision somewhat controversial given that Anastasi gave the Italian National Football Team, with a goal in the final, the only European championship on its wall.
"It is shameful – Claudio Gentile noted to the ANSA microphones – that in Anastasi not a minute of recollection was paid on all the fields of Serie A. There is really great bitterness". "The Federation has forgotten it a bit," Carlo Muraro added to the ANSA microphones.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano