Chapecoense To Wear Special Shirt With 71 Stars, One For Each Victim Of Tragic Air Crash, In Upcoming Friendly Against Barcelona

Chris Wright

3rd, August 2017

Photo: Umbro Football

As part of their collective rehabilitation, Chapecoense are due to play Barcelona in a friendly next Monday evening.

Of course, Chape saw their club decimated in November of last year when a plane carrying almost every member of their squad and staff crashed on the approach to Medellin airport in Colombia, killing 71 of the 77 people on board.

After the crash, Barca invited Chape to compete in their annual Joan Gamper Trophy tournament to help the Brazilian side “recover institutionally”.

Chape are also going to wear a special jersey for the occasion that has 71 little green stars dotted all over it – one for every person that lost their lives on that dreadful day…

The two sides will now meet at the Camp Nou on 7th August, with Chape even recently announcing that survivor Alan Ruschel is due to take part, despite the left-back suffering serious spinal injuries in the crash.

Incredible stuff.

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