The football world mourns on this tragic day

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I don’t even know where to begin.

For those unaware, the Copa Sudamericana final first leg was supposed to take place between Colombia’s Atletico Nacional and Brazil’s Chapecoense. However, the plane carrying the Brazilian team crashed and it’s being reported that there are no survivors.

It’s an absolute tragedy and sadly a wake-up call for many of us. These players travel distances (be it long or short) to play for their teams, are away from ther families, all for their fans and for the sport they love. Athletes are human beings and if this isn’t the biggest reminder for us fans, I don’t what is.

These players, the staff and the club travelled to Colombia with an idea in mind. A dream in mind. That is to play and ultimately celebrate with their fans. They ended up paying the ultimate price. Their lives.

It’s being reported that the plane used was the same one used by the Argentina National Team earlier this month during the World Cup Qualifiers. Argentine players, Brazilian, Colombian, it doesn’t matter. But just think of that for a second. Many have probably never watched a single match involving Chapecoense. But it doesn’t make it any less tragic. Imagine had the players on that flight been players from the Argentina National Team or players from a club you support. Actually, don’t even think that. Think if it was someone you knew.

At the end of the day, lives have been tragically lost and taken away way too early. In a show of sportsmanship, Atlético Nacional have asked CONMEBOL to award the Copa Sudamericana title to Chapecoense. A very noble gesture by the club.

I know this isn’t related to the Argentina National Team in any way but I felt compelled to have to write something about this horrorific incident. Today, the football/soccer world mourns. Today, the fans of this beautiful sport we love come together to show our support for a fellow team.

16 Comments

  1. Profile photo of rr

    rip !!!

  2. Profile photo of visvis

    Moving write up Roy. I feel the pain. Let their souls rest in peace

  3. Profile photo of sandysandy

    Very shocking news! The loss is beyond cure! R.I.P Chapecoense players and others who died in the plain crash!

  4. Profile photo of petropetro

    My Heartfelt condolences to the team

  5. Profile photo of CleanballCleanball

    Our thoughts and prayers are with them, may their souls rest in peace

  6. Profile photo of vimaldassvimaldass

    so sad…hope they rest in peace

  7. Profile photo of mamoun elpipitamamoun elpipita

    So sad, reminds me of the zambia NT incident in the 90s.

  8. Profile photo of EnganCheEnganChe

    What a tragedy, rest in peace…

  9. Profile photo of PrabeshPrabesh

    R.I.P Chapecoense players and staff

  10. Profile photo of CsabalalaCsabalala

    R.I.P the argentine striker Alejandro Martinuccio didn’t board the plane due to injury. OMG blessed man

  11. Profile photo of haftom tesfayhaftom tesfay

    R..I.P

  12. Profile photo of Julker9Julker9

    Rest in peace

  13. Profile photo of pablo dennisonpablo dennison

    r.i.p to them all

  14. Profile photo of ArjunanmessiArjunanmessi

    my body is shivering… i had tears in my eyes…. oh very sad… sports makes we all united despite.. we are splited by language or country… we all are same… rest in peace those champions… hope they went to another planet to play this beatiful sports… very sad for their family and friens… sports only united all nations…. hope this kind of things never happen again…

  15. Profile photo of RichardRichard

    I really appreciate your post Roy.
    Let’s pay tribute to the team that eliminated Independiente and San Lorenzo. What a sad day for football. I don’t dare to think our NT was aboard that same plane…
    RIP

  16. Profile photo of GonzaloGonzalo

    R.I.P

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