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FIFA 18: Twisted FIFA 18 players are trying to capitalise on Davide Astori’s death

This is utterly shameless

The football world is in mourning after Italy and Fiorentina defender Davide Astori passed away last week.

The 31-year-old was found by his teammates in his hotel room after dying from a reported ‘cardiac arrest due to natural causes’.

However, that hasn’t stopped a group of callous FIFA 18 players trying to cash in on his death.

Astori tragically passed away last week

Astori tragically passed away last week

Some sick gamers have price fixed his Ultimate Team card – buying as many as possible before trying to flog them at a hugely inflated price.

There are reports of the card going for as much as 10,000 coins – although the price does seem to have decreased over the past couple of days.



Fans have called on EA Sports to make his card untradeable so that nobody can profit – and have expressed their outrage on Twitter.

There are even calls to give Astori a Hero card – so gamers can pay tribute to him in their squads.

Astori played for Milan, Cagliari and Roma before joining Fiorentina in 2016. He also earned 14 caps for Italy.

The club today announced they were retiring the No 13 shirt – which Astori wore at both Fiorentina and Cagliari.

All Serie A matches have been postponed this week to mourn the loss and prosecutors have opened a routine investigation into his death.

Last year, a group of gamers bought as many Ryan Mason cards as possible – after the Hull City midfielder fractured his skull during a match against Chelsea.

The spike shows the increase in Astori’s price since his death

The spike shows the increase in Astori’s price since his death

Thankfully, the 26-year-old recovered but has since retired from football.