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Vicenza retires No. 25 jersey in honor of Morosini

One of the late midfielder's former clubs has made the decision to withdraw the number he wore during his first spell with the Biancorossi

Vicenza has announced that it will retire the No. 25 jersey in honor of former player Piermario Morosini, who sadly passed away on Saturday after collapsing during a Serie B match.

The 25-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest after 34 minutes of Livorno's clash with Pescara and was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital.

On Sunday, the club made the following statement: "To honor the tragic death of former player Piermario Morosini, Vicenza have decided to withdraw the number 25 shirt. We feel that it is a gesture of respect for the memory of a beloved and unfortunate athlete."

Morosini made 81 appearances for Vicenza between 2007 and 2009, and also during the first six months of 2011.

He wore the No. 25 shirt during his first stint with the second-tier outfit, but the number has been vacant since the start of the season.

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