Genoa fans pay spine-tingling tribute to victims of Morandi bridge disaster
43 people were killed in the Morandi bridge disaster
Genoa fans watched the majority of the first half of their match against Empoli in complete silence on Sunday as a tribute to those who were killed in the Morandi bridge disaster earlier this month, when a motorway bridge collapsed.
For 43 minutes, you could hear a pin drop at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, which they share with Sampdoria, as the home fans were completely silent, holding a banner aloft to pay their respects to the dead.
It was the club's first game since a 200-metre section of the Morandi bridge suddenly fell on 14 August.
Fans had requested "a deafening silence of 43 minutes, one for each child, worker, student, father or mother who are no longer with us today".
Genoa won the game 2-1, with both goals coming during the silence of the first half.
After 43 minutes, the stadium applauded as the names of the victims were displayed on a screen.
Both Genoa and Sampdoria had suspended their opening fixtures, which were scheduled to take place on August 19th, after the bridge collapsed.