Corinthians Players To Mark 20th Anniversary Of Aryton Senna’s Death By Lining Up In Crash Helmets Before Kick-Off

Chris Wright

30th, April 2014

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By Chris Wright

Corinthians have announced that their players will pay tribute to legendary Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna before Wednesday evening’s cup tie against Nacional-AM by taking to the pitch for the pre-game line-ups wearing replica’s of Senna’s famous crash helmet, adorned in the colours of the Brazilian flag.

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Senna, who was said to be a supporter of the Sao Paulo-based club despite not being much of a football fan, died on 1st May 1994 after crashing into a concrete wall at the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, with Corinthians choosing to mark the 20th anniversary of his tragic passing in fitting style.