The Curva Sud Milano have communicated to AC Milan their intention to donate the refunds from the Milan-Genoa game to the emergency responses dealing with the the coronavirus outbreak.
Italy and in particular the northern regions have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 virus, with the BBC reporting that the death toll jumped from 366 to 463 on Monday and the number of confirmed infection also increased by 24% from Sunday.
The response from Milan has been exceptional though. On Monday night it was confirmed by the club that they would donate €250,000 to the response efforts, while Sky then state that some Milan players have agreed to donate a day’s salary to Milan’s hospitals.
They were meant to train at Milanello on Tuesday at 14:00 CET but were informed 30 minutes prior that there will be no training for the rest of the week.
The press release from the Curva reads as follows (via MilanNews)…
“The Curva Sud Milano in agreement with AIMC (Italian Milan Club Association), has communicated to AC Milan the intention to donate a sum to AREU (the Emergency Rescue Service in Milan), engaged for weeks in the fight against Covid- 19.
“This proposal was embraced with great enthusiasm and gratitude by the club. We have jointly decided to commit the refunds of tickets / season tickets for the match against Genoa and any other spontaneous donations.
“We invite all the Rossoneri fans to contribute with a small gesture that can make a difference at the moment. We will shortly communicate all the details for the donations that will be made directly to the interested bodies.”