Lazio Remember Tragic Death of Gabriele Sandri on 13th Anniversary

Lazio and their fans remember the death of fan Gabriele Sandri, 13 years after his tragic death, with a post on their Instagram page earlier today.

The 26-year-old Italian Biancocelesti fan was shot and killed whilst sitting in his car by a police officer at a service station, prompting outrage in the footballing community across the Italian peninsula.

Riots broke out, forcing the FIGC to cancel matches until the unrest died down. The police officer involved was eventually convicted of criminally negligent manslaughter and sentenced to six years in prison.

Flags featuring the face of Sandri are a common site in the Stadio Olimpico, and graffiti littered around Rome pays tribute to the young Lazio fan.

Tributes to Sandri are paid every year on the 11th November, the date of his death. Tributes have poured out on social media from current and former players, as well as the club’s official social media channels.

The staff at The Laziali also give their condolences to his father Giorgio, his brother Cristiano and the rest of the Sandri family.


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Tredici anni senza te. Ciao Gabriele 💙

A post shared by S.S. Lazio (@official_sslazio) on Nov 11, 2020 at 12:55am PST


Tags Biancocelesti Gabriele Sandri Italy Lazio Sandri Serie A