- Michele Bacis, ex-player of Fiorentina, Genoa and Avellino has lost his second son who was only 8 years old after he fell from the balcony
- The tragic incident comes just weeks after Bacis lost his uncle to COVID-19
- Genoa football club have paid tribute to Bacis following his loss
Michele Bacis, former player of Fiorentina, Genoa and Avellino has lost his second son who was only 8 years old after he fell from the balcony of his home in Arezzo, Italy, Daily Mirror reports.
It was gathered that the tragic incident occurred on Saturday, May 16, around 10 pm when the little boy was playing on the balcony at his house when he lost his balance and fell three floors.
The young boy was rushed to the San Donato Hospital in Arezzo, but was declared dead upon arrival.
Genoa football club have paid tribute to Bacis following his loss as they tweeted their pain: "We huddle with all our affection to Michele #Bacis, former rossoblù defender and his family."
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A neighbour of Bacis told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera: "We heard a dull thud coming from the street, we looked out and saw the child's body and then we heard the screams of the parents."
The tragic incident comes just weeks after Bacis lost his uncle to COVID-19.
Bacis' football career started at Atalanta, where he came through the youth system before moving to Triestina in 1999.
The defender then made his professional debut with Triestina and went on to make a further 100 appearances for the club in the following four years.
From there, the 40-year-old moved to Fiorentina before spells with Arezzo, Genoa, Avellino, Cremonese, Monza and Paganese.
He returned to Arezzo in 2010 before calling time on his playing career and taking up coaching.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Italian giant Parma have announced that two of their players have been placed in immediate isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.
In a statement released by the club, the two players were placed on compulsory quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19 in a first test but tested negative in a second one carried out.
Parma's announcement came on the same day that Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte cleared Serie A clubs to return to group training on Monday, May 18.
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