All football in Italy was suspended this weekend after the sudden the death of Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini. Only 25 years old, he collapsed on the pitch during a Serie B game in Pescara and was later pronounced dead in hospital. He had been playing with Livorno on loan from Serie A side Udinese. As you know I don’t generally blog about sad things nor am I a news source.
As I sit outdoors in Melbourne at 1am and the temperature hovers around 20 degrees celsius (after peaking at almost 30 during the day), it’s hard to imagine that it is actually snowing in my other home town of Rome right now! Yes – snowing! And yes, this is strange! While this would not make news in any other northern hemisphere European capital, snow in Rome is about as rare