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On this week’s review section we congratulate Hearts, Hibernian and Wigan and we smile at Muamba’s release from hospital but are sad at the death of Italian player Morosini and are amazed at the behaviour of Chelsea Fans. You can listen to these and other stories on our weekly podcast and can find explanations of key vocabulary in bold below.
Sad news indeed from Italian football as Livorno player Piermario Morosini died while playing for his club in Serie B last weekend. The 25 year old collapsed in the 31st minute and failed to recover from a suspected heart attack. The former Italian under-21 player was on loan from Serie A club Udinese and his death lead to all games in Italy being postponed. Very sad indeed.
Last weekend’s FA Cup semi-finals coincided with the 23rd anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster and before both games, FA officials wanted a minute’s silence to remember the victims. On Saturday the minute’s silence was observed but on Sunday some Chelsea fans sang during the silence leading the club to release a statement saying the club ‘is extremely disappointed that a very small minority of fans embarrassed the club today by not honouring the moment’s silence before kick-off’. Pretty ugly indeed.
collapsing: Falling down dramatically (usually because of something serious)
survive the drop: To not be relegated
snatched a victory: They won the game in controversial circumstances
suspected: People thought it might be
was on loan: His contract is with one club but he plays temporarily for another
coincided with: The same date as