Former Manchester United player Patrice Evra sent a heartfelt message to families of the 71 Chapecoense plane crash victims through a video he posted online.
The Juventus defender joined to send messages to families of the victims – an incident that has moved world football.
The incident happened on Monday, immediately plunging 71 families in grief while shocking the football world. La Mia 2933 was carrying a Brazilian football team – Chapecoense – that had enjoyed a fairy tale story in the build-up to a regional final game. The plane crashed into a mountainside after it ran out of fuel.
The 77 persons on the plane included the football team, 24 journalists, and club officials. The football team was poised to play Atletico Nacional for the Copa Sudamericana. Only six people survived the crash, but are in terrible conditions following the crash.
“Hi, I just wanted to share with all of the wives, families and children that have lost their partners in this great tragedy. So Instead of just posting a picture on my Instagram, I ask that everybody can help these families in their prayers, with their support and also financially. God bless all these men and women. Amen,” the player’s message read.
Brazil have reportedly asked that Columbia play a friendly game in a bid to raise funds for families of the crash victims. The friendly match is slated for late January, even though the date is a tight one.
“But we don’t know if they will be able to come because of the dates. But a friendly will take place, against someone else if not Columbia, probably on either January 22 or 25. The proceeds from the match will be sent to the families of the players, the staff and those involved with Chapecoense who died in the crash,” a statement about the game read.