monza request match postponement after Mari stabbed

Monza request match postponement after Marí stabbed in Milan

By Region News North-west Italy Sport

Following the fatal stabbing spree in a Milan supermarket yesterday, Monza football team have requested a match postponement. Pablo Marí, on loan from Arsenal, was one of the people injured in the attack.

Monza CEO Adriano Galliani said on Friday the Serie A club has requested their league match against Bologna on Monday be postponed. This follows the deadly stabbing spree in a supermarket near Milan on Thursday during which defender Pablo Marì received injuries.

The Spanish 29-year-old, on loan from English club Arsenal, was stabbed in the back while shopping with his wife and son. He had surgery at Milan’s Niguarda hospital on Friday. It is expected he will be out of action for at least two months.

A 30-year-old employee of the Carrefour supermarket in Assago was killed in the attack by a man reportedly suffering mental-health problems and Marì was among four people who were injured.

“The team is in shock,” Galliani said. “We have a united squad in which everyone is friends. Everyone was crying last night”.

Galliani said the fact Marì has such strong back muscles had prevented the harm from the stabbing from being worse.

Marí grateful injury wasn’t worse

In a social media post, Marí and his wife gave a thumbs up from his hospital bed. He said, “After the hard time we experienced yesterday, both my family and I want to communicate that fortunately we are all fine despite the circumstances, and to thank all the messages of support and affection that we are receiving.”

Although he required surgery and will be out of action for a while, Marí was not seriously injured.

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