Entertainment "Feeling of helplessness" - emotional letter to dead Astori
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It was three years ago that Davide Astori died in the team hotel of Fiorentina. Now his ex-colleague Riccardo Saponara has turned to him in an emotional letter.
Riccardo Saponara, currently at Spezia Calcio, wrote a letter to the deceased Davide Astori, which was published by the website Cronache di Spogliatoio .
Three years have passed since the former defender from Fiorentina died on March 4, 2018. Test
Saponara begins the touching news with an excerpt from a conversation between him and Astori about the Oscar-winning film La La Land. "As soon as it appears in Italy, we have to see it," said Saponara at the time. "Okay Ricky, let's see if he really deserves the Oscar," Astori replied.
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However, they never went to the cinema together. "When I think of a life that leaves no room to make up for lost time, I think of La La Land. The film that I should have seen with Asto, the film that I saw alone," writes Saponara .
He saw the film many times over the years. Accompanied by a "feeling of helplessness, of deprivation", the film "has a special meaning for me," explains Saponara. "Asto, yes, I can tell you today: He really deserves the Oscar."Astori like "an older brother"
Also, Saponara remembers the shared moments with his friend: "It's been three years now and I miss your shoulder. We sat next to each other in the dining room and you know that I often leaned against you, like you do with an older brother. "
Already when he moved from Empoli to Florence in 2017, Astori impressed him with his "unique personality". When Saponara was added to the team's WhatsApp group, Astori contacted him and wrote: "You can rely on me." Test
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"Simple words, but at that moment they made me feel less alone. We didn't know each other, but the shock I felt when I walked into a new changing room after three years at Empoli was in a second as if swept away, "writes Saponara in his letter.
Today the midfielder sometimes watches the chat history with Astori on the way to the stadium. In doing so, he encounters the encouraging messages from his friends, such as "you are doing well, you are growing" or "you are not playing today, but you are on the right track to get back to your level. Keep it up ".
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