Soccer fans came together for a somber and tearful tribute to the players and staff members of the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense who lost their lives in a plane crash Tuesday at the site of the Copa Sudamericana finals they were supposed to play in.
Thousands of fans gathered at the stadium of local team Atletico Nacional in Medellín, Colombia (with even more who couldn’t fit in the stadium standing outside) Wednesday night for the ceremony. Members of Atletico Nacional Many in attendance—including members of Atletico Nacional—were brought to tears during the tribute as a military band played. Fans held up candles, lighting up the stadium.
Eu não tenho palavras para descrever esse momento, juro. pic.twitter.com/HnopwjgmFq
— Luã Rebollo (@rebollosep) November 30, 2016
Apparently more than 100,000 Atlético Nacional fans inside and on the outskirts of the Atanasio Girardot to pay tribute to Chapecoense pic.twitter.com/JhoRPSR5WJ
— Escojar (@Escojar) December 1, 2016
O LADO DE FORA DO ATANASIO GIRADOTpic.twitter.com/YYwdPZymj2
— ORGULHO DE SER MANU GAVASSER (@Nixolaas) December 1, 2016