Fox Sports Brazil pays powerful tribute to Chapecoense plane crash victims

Chapecoense soccer players who did not travel with their team on a flight to Colombia that crashed, mourn during a tribute with fans to their late teammates at Arena Condado stadium in Chapeco, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.
Image:  AP Photo/Andre Penner

Class has a way of shining through during the most tragic times.

Fox Sports Brazil paid powerful tribute to club team Chapecoense by airing 90 minutes of silence when the team should have been on the pitch playing Colombia’s Atletico Nacional in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final Wednesday evening.

Chapecoense, from Chapeco, Brazil, was enjoying a dream season. But a shocking tragedy canceled Wednesday’s match when the team plane crashed en route to Colombia on Monday, killing 19 Chapecoense players and rocking the soccer world.

Fox Sports Brazil’s creative, sensitive tribute quickly gained attention on social media, where it was shared using the hashtag #90MinutosDeSilncio. (A soccer match, for those unaware, lasts 90 minutes.)

Well done, Fox Sports Brazil. That’s a moving gesture, indeed.


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