Parma, 19 marzo 2022 – Together with their fans, Parma Calcio 1913 commemorated the National Memorial Day for the victims of Covid-19 at the Stadio Ennio Tardini today.

In remembering all of those who passed away, the Club honoured two professions that have suffered and given so much since the start of the pandemic: the Fire and Rescue Service and medical professionals.

President Kyle Krause and his son Oliver presented flower bouquets to two representatives of the respective professions pitchside: Massimo Petranca, who was there on behalf of first responders and those working in intensive care at the Maggiore Hospital in Parma, and Alberto Pinardi and Giuseppe Ragona, two firefighters.

Then, at half-time, Giorgio Gardini, a Fire Brigade inspector who used to frequently be on duty at the stadium, and Manfredo Squeri, a chief physician and Parma Calcio 1913 season ticket holder, were also remembered, with the Club expressing its condolences with their respective families. Both were among the very first victims of Covid-19, in March 2020.

In Italy, we come together to honour those who have passed away from Covid-19,” said President Kyle Krause. “As a Club, we share the pain that is felt in our community. We feel honoured to be at the side of those who are here at the Tardini. As we solemnly reflect on the destruction that Covid-19 has caused, we hope that those who are in mourning can find peace and those of us who are here can find a sense of balance in the new normality of today’s world.”

The pandemic has adversely affected all our lives, and, today, the Stadio Tardini wanted to respond in the best way possible: with a large round of applause.