The mayor of Pescara has clarified the circumstances surrounding the death of Livorno’s Piermario Morosini on Saturday.
Morosini died after collapsing on the pitch during his side’s Serie B match with Pescara.
The ambulance that took Morosini to hospital was blocked in by the car of a policeman, according to mayor Luigi Albore Mascia, causing a delay in getting the midfielder to hospital in action he described as ‘unforgivable’.
“The person responsible has taken responsibility for his superficial, serious, unforgivable and unacceptable action that was also due to the fact that the area where the car was parked was used by many other cars at disposal for the police,” he said.
“So in the whole area there were too many cars.
Mascia said the police officer was working in the stadium and not watching the game but tried to move his car as soon as he realised what was happening.
“When he did realise how serious the event was he immediately tried to reach the area where his car was parked, (but) the lift was busy, the stairs were busy and he arrived one second after the window was broken and the car was successfully removed,” Mascia said.
“(If) something more could have been done for the player if the ambulance had reached the hospital earlier, (that) would mean to consider this policeman guilty of something completely different, and that should be defined.
“I don’t want the man considered responsible for more than what he’s responsible for and I don’t want possible bad consequences for him.”
An autopsy was carried out on Monday, but the exact cause of the 25-year-old’s death has not yet been found.