Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Catania ready for Massimino return

There will be emotional scenes on Sunday afternoon as Catania return to their Stadio Angelo Massimino for the first time since last February’s tragic events.

Riots broke out during and after the Sicilian derby between Catania and Palermo on February 2 and resulted in the tragic death of police officer Filippo Raciti.

As a result, the Elefanti were banned from using their stadium and played the remainder of last season’s home fixtures on neutral soil behind closed doors.

There will be a minute’s silence in memory of Raciti before the kick-off against Genoa and the victim’s widow Marisa Grasso will attend.

"I want to see how the fans respond," she told Sky Italia. "For them, the reopening is something to be happy about, but for me it represents seven months of pain."

Source: C4 Football Italia

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