- Michele Bacis, ex-player of Fiorentina, Genoa and Avellino, has lost his second son, who was only eight years old, when he fell from a balcony
- The tragic incident comes just weeks after Bacis lost his uncle to Covid-19
- Genoa football club has paid tribute to Bacis following his loss
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Michele Bacis, the former player of Fiorentina, Genoa and Avellino, has lost his second son who was only 8 years old after he fell from the balcony of his home in Arezzo, Italy, Daily Mirror reports.
It was gathered that the tragic incident occurred on Saturday at around 10pm when the little boy was playing on the balcony at his house and he lost his balance and fell three floors.
Briefly.co.za learned that the young boy was rushed to the San Donato Hospital in Arezzo but was declared dead upon arrival.
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Genoa football club has paid tribute to Bacis following his loss as they tweeted their pain:
"We huddle with all our affection to Michele #Bacis, former rossoblù defender and his family.
A neighbour of Bacis told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera: "We heard a dull thud coming from the street, we looked out and saw the child's body and then we heard the screams of the parents."
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The tragic incident comes just weeks after Bacis lost his uncle to Covid-19.
Bacis' football career started at Atalanta, where he came through the youth system before moving to Triestina in 1999.
The defender then made his professional debut with Triestina and went on to make a further 100 appearances for the club in the following four years.
From there, the 40-year-old moved to Fiorentina before spells with Arezzo, Genoa, Avellino, Cremonese, Monza and Paganese.
He returned to Arezzo in 2010 before calling time on his playing career and taking up coaching.
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