Udinese have vowed to take care of the sister of Piermario Morosini.
The 25-year-old Udinese midfielder collapsed during the Pescara-Livorno Serie B match.
He had a very difficult life, as he lost both his parents before turning 18 and his disabled brother committed suicide.
The only remaining family member is his sister, who is also gravely ill and relied upon him for financial support.
Udinese and captain Antonio Di Natale have now confirmed they will ensure Morosini’s sister is looked after.
“He was an exceptional lad, so full of life. Despite all the problems he had, he was always at the disposal of the team and every day gave us all strength,” said Di Natale.
“I lost my mother four years ago and, as he had already been through this, he was very close to me. Watching the images on television was shocking. He wanted to get back up, but fell again. When seeing that, all you can do is pray the Lord will give you a hand.
“He wanted so much to live and find success, for himself, for the family he no longer had and his sister. I immediately said we could not play last night, as it wasn’t right. I compliment Inter and the FIGC for making that decision, as on a day like this football becomes impossible.”