Soccer world reacts, pays tribute to players killed in crash
Tributes have been pouring in with notable sports figures taking to Twitter to voice their condolences and prayers to those affected by the plane crash that carried Chapecoense soccer team as they were on their way to the finals of a regional tournament.
Colombian officials say that the crash killed 76 people.
The squad was expected to play in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional on Wednesday.
— Chapecoense (@ChapecoenseReal) November 29, 2016
Absolutely horrendous to hear about the crash carrying @ChapecoenseReal My thoughts are with all the families of the passengers and crew!
— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) November 29, 2016
Sad news to wake up to today. Thoughts are with @ChapecoenseReal and their family and friends.
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) November 29, 2016
— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) November 29, 2016
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) November 29, 2016
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 29, 2016
— Folha de S.Paulo (@folha) November 29, 2016
Deeply affected by Medellin's plane crash. I shared locker with Cleber Santana and it's difficult to reveal how I feel. A huge hug. pic.twitter.com/TdeNzssZFN
— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) November 29, 2016