The Valencian footballer, defender of Monza, was stabbed by the man who attacked several shoppers in the Assago shopping center on Thursday afternoon.
- football One dead and four injured in Milan, including the Spanish soccer player Pablo Mar, after a multiple stabbing in a shopping center
At 9:40 p.m., Pablo Mar’s wife entered the emergency room of the Niguarda Vernica hospital. The Valencian footballer who plays for the Monza, after a morning training session at the Monzello sports center, he decided to spend the afternoon relaxing with his family. The couple opted to spend the afternoon with their four-year-old son at the Assago shopping center, in Milan. What he did not know is that shortly after he would be stabbed and airlifted to the hospital.
There he will be operated this Friday to reduce the muscle damage caused by the stabbing, according to Italian media reports. The player was injured after being attacked by a 46-year-old Italian with mental problems who stabbed four other people, one of whom, a supermarket employee Carrefour, died while being transferred to the hospital.
In a short time the news was known and Adriano Galliani, general manager of Monza, very concerned, managed to have a brief telephone conversation with the player. Reassured by the fact that he was conscious, Galliani arrived at the hospital emergency room together with coach Raffaele Palladino and the club’s medical staff to be close to the player and obtain information from Niguarda’s medical staff.
“He has a pretty deep wound on his back., but it does not endanger his life, “revealed Galliani, very affected by the incident. “He has not touched vital organs, he has injured some muscles but Pablo should recover. They’re sewing him up, the nurses coming out of the operating room tell me. He has told me as a joke that he wants to play against Bologna on Monday”, he asserted.
Mar is very loved by the whole team. The 29-year-old footballer arrived in Brianza this summer on loan from Arsenal, the club that owns the card. The Londoners already let the Spanish player go last January, giving him to Udinese, which, however, did not buy it back at the end of the championship. So the newly promoted Monza gave him a chance: the defender not only restored confidence by being one of the best on the pitch, but also scored a goal against Spezia.
His teammates, who are shocked, would have liked to accompany Pablo in the hospital to show him affection and closeness, but the club dissuaded the players to avoid meetings. “Dear Pablo, we are all close to you and your family. We love you, keep fighting as you know. You are a warrior and you will heal soon,” was the message entrusted to social networks by Galliani.
According to Galliani, Pablo Mar has acknowledged that “he was lucky”, since a person has died, and that “the child [en referencia al hijo de cuatro aos de la pareja] I was sitting in the cart.” “Pablo told me that he suddenly felt a blow to his back. He also has two stitches in his mouth from the wound sustained during the scuffle. A shocking episode for Milan”, he adds. At night, there were many displays of affection shown by the world of football on social networks, including those of Arsenal, Milan and the Udinese.