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Heartwarming: Malmö & Norrköping spontaneously stop play to honour the late Ivan Turina

ivan Heartwarming: Malmö & Norrköping spontaneously stop play to honour the late Ivan TurinaBoth the country of Sweden and it’s football family were shook with the news that AIK’s Swedish goalkeeper Ivan Turina died in his sleep of a suspected heart attack between last Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Malmö – Norrköping was the first top flight match since the tragic moment, and they duly paid their fellow countryman a wonderful homage.

In the 27th minute, a picture of the late Ivan Turina appeared on the big screen, and the players spontaneously stopped playing, without having prearranged anything.

The whole stadium – fans, staff, and players, united in a minute’s applause to pay tribute to Turina.

An awesome, heart-warming moment that showed how empathetic football always is with colleagues.

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