Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Possible Milan-Barça to help earthquake victims

Italian sports paper La Gazzetta dello Sport unconfirmedly claims that Barcelona and AC Milan could play a friendly game to support the victims of the earthquake that hit central Italy on Monday.

Both clubs would be holding talks about the organization of a charity game. Barcelona president Joan Laporta is quoted by the paper as saying that he has been in contact with Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani: "I phoned my friend Adriano Galliani and proposed to play a friendly match between Barcelona and Milan, with the revenues going to the families affected by the tragedy."

In a statement on the club’s official website, Barcelona already gave its support to the victims yesterday: "Club President Joan Laporta contacted the Italian Consul in Barcelona first thing this morning to express the club’s condolences for the victims of Monday's earthquake. The club has put itself at the service of the families of the deceased in the earthquake."

Officials have meanwhile raised the death toll from the earthquake to at least 250. Up to 15 people would still be missing and another 100 people are reported to be in a serious condition. Some 20 000 people were made homeless.

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Engineer said...

Lovely gesture, I just hope we're doing it after the season. :)

My condolences to all of the families who were involved.

Anonymous said...

Mes que un Club.

'Nuff said.

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