After Plane Crash Fans Mourn ‘Horrible’ Day In Football
A chartered plane crashed in Colombia, killing 76 on board, six survived
A plane crash in Colombia has killed at least 76 on board, likely including members of a Brazilian football team, sending fans across the world into mourning.
The Chapecoense team from Santa Catarina in southern Brazil was scheduled to play Wednesday in the first of a two-game Copa Sudamericana final against the local Atletico Nacional of Medellin, The Telegraph reported. Aviation authorities say there are reports of at least six survivors, as rescue teams quickly scrambled to the scene, but an air force helicopter had to turn back because of low visibility.
At least one of the survivors appears to be a member of the team. Reuters released images of Alan Luciano Ruschel receiving medical care. Online, people posted images reportedly of the wreckage showing the team’s logo on the plane, and rescue workers working the crash site.
Around 200,000 tweets were posted with the hashtag
#Chapecoense and #ForçaChape following the crash, where football fans from around the world mourned a “horrible day in the football world,” grieving that a “whole team perished, just like that.” Rival soccer clubs from Brazil and other South American nations, as well as leading clubs from around the world showed solidarity with Chapecoense using the hashtag #FootballFamily
Thoughts are with the family and friends of those involved in the Chapecoense crash. Awful news. pic.twitter.com/NdAoksdD5g
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) November 29, 2016
Our thoughts are with everyone at @ChapecoenseReal, their families and all those affected by the tragedy in Colombia.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 29, 2016
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 29, 2016