On April 12th, 2012, Lazio’s Mirko Fersini passed away following a road accident with a car whilst on his Vespa. Almost 2000 people attended the funeral; as a result, Lazio’s training grounds – where the Lazio Primavera team plays their home games – was later named in October 2012 after the young Italian. Coached and trained by Simone Inzaghi (when he was the manager of the Youth Lazio sides) his memory continues to live on eight years later; the club has released an official statement regarding the player.
“Too soon an eagle left us; Mirko Fersini has left an unbridgeable void in the heart of his family, of his teammates, his friends, and all the S.S. Lazio. He left memories and emotions in the minds of those people who loved him, the same people who, eight years after that tragic afternoon, day after day, they keep his memory alive. Your smile is ours.”