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Barone’s family write letter for Fiorentina fans before Milan game



Joe Barone relations thank Fiorentina followers for his or her assist which has been ‘A supply of immense consolation to us all and reminding us that we aren’t alone in our grief.’

Barone died on March 19 on the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan two days after struggling cardiac arrest.

Over 10,000 Fiorentina followers arrived at Viola Park the next day to pay their respects to Barone and tonight, they’ll play the primary aggressive match because the tragic loss of life of their director.

Barone’s youngsters and spouse thanked Fiorentina supporters with a letter revealed on the membership’s official web site hours earlier than tonight’s Serie A gathering with Milan.

“Popolo Viola,

“The Barone Household want to categorical our deepest gratitude to every one in every of you to your unwavering assist throughout this profoundly difficult time. The passing of our beloved father has left a void in our lives that may by no means be crammed. Your outpouring of affection has been a supply of immense consolation to us all and reminds us that we aren’t alone in our grief.

“We want to lengthen our heartfelt because of President Rocco B. Commisso, his household, and your complete Fiorentina group. You allowed our father to dwell his dream, and for that, we’re without end grateful. To your complete Fiorentina employees, proceed to work with the identical enthusiasm and keenness as our father. To each coach and participant, proceed to honor the badge and battle relentlessly as our father did.

“To the Curva Fiesole, proceed to be the lifeblood of the stadium. Your voices will echo his spirit within the sky. As we head into the primary match with out him, we ask you to immortalize Joe Barone.

“Sempre Forza Viola,

“Pietro, Gabriella, Salvatore e Giuseppe Barone.”

Barone had been Fiorentina’s basic supervisor since 2019 when Rocco Commisso acquired the membership from the Della Valle household. Earlier than his spell on the Stadio Franchi, he had served because the New York Cosmos’ vice chairman.

Barone’s funerals had been held in Pozzallo, Sicily, the place the Italian-American director was born in 1966 and New York, the place he had moved when he was eight.

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