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Fiorentina captain Cristiano Biraghi given permission to continue Davide Astori tribute

Fiorentina captain Cristiano Biraghi has been given permission to continue wearing an armband in remembrance of the late Davide Astori after a request by the Serie A club was accepted.

The Lega Serie A ordered the captains of all 20 Serie A clubs to wear the same armband produced by them this season.

Roma captain Daniele De Rossi and Atalanta's Alejandru Gomez were, together with Biraghi, among those who chose not to adhere to the new rules and continued wearing their own armbands over the first...

Fiorentina to risk fine with Davide Astori captain's armband tribute despite Serie A rules

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Fiorentina are ready to risk a fine and continue to honour deceased former captain Davide Astori, despite a new Serie A ruling.

The Italian league announced on Tuesday that if captains don't wear the standardised armbands -- plain white strips with blue borders featuring the words, "capitano," and the Serie A logo -- they will start receiving fines.

Fiorentina full-back Cristiano Biraghi says an armband dedicated to Astori worn by captain German Pezzella "represents us and should never be put up...

 By PA Sport

Cristiano Biraghi joins Chievo on loan

Cristiano Biraghi spent last season on loan at Catania who were relegated.

Chievo have signed Inter Milan full-back Cristiano Biraghi on a two-year loan deal.

The 21-year-old defender has had limited opportunities to make his mark at the San Siro and has spent much of his professional career out on loan.

Last season, he made 22 appearances as Catania were relegated from Serie A, but he will have another chance to shine with the Flying Donkeys, who had already snapped up Inter teammate Francesco Bardi earlier this week.

"I wanted to take part in the Chievo project and know...