AC Chievo Verona midfield player Jason Mayele was killed in a car crash near Verona on Saturday morning.Mark of respect
The 26-year-old Democratic Republic of Congo international represented his country at the recent African Cup of Nations and had played an integral part in Chievo's successful first campaign in Serie A.
A second tragedy
Mayele, who had French citizenship, moved to Italy in 1999 when he signed for Cagliari Calcio before switching to Chievo in October last year. He is the second Serie A player to die in a car crash this year. On 23 January, Brescia Calcio defender Vittorio Mero was killed, also in the build-up to a game against Parma AC.
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