Soccer fans in Brazil and Colombia paid tribute to the plane crash victims who died on Monday when a plane carrying a Brazilian team crashed near Medellin, Colombia, killing 71 people. Soccer Fans In Brazil, Columbia Pay Tribute To The Brazil Plane Crash Victims.
Almost 40,000 people in Medellin pilled up the stands where the city’s Atletico Nacional club had been scheduled to play against the Brazilian team Chapecoense. Multiple people wore white and carried flowers for the tribute as-well as reading the names of the victims and observing a minute of silence.
Jose Serra, Brazilian Foreign Minister addressed the crowd, noting the two teams’ common white and green colors as a sign of unity.