Tributes Roll In From The Football Community For Chapecoense

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The footballing world is no stranger to tragedy and we rally behind those in need of support, tributes are rolling in for Chapecoense, following the tragic incident of Monday night.

A plane carrying the Brazilian Serie A side to the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final against Atletico Nacional crashed en route.

The plane carrying 72 passengers and nine crew members, crashed on its way to Medellin, leaving only five survivors.

Authorities reported that the plane declared an emergency at 22.00 local time (03.00GMT) with an electrical failure.

The plane is understood to have come down in Cerro Gordo in the municipality of La Union.

Figures across the football world have since taken to social media to show their support for Chapecoense.

Força para os familiares e amigos de todas as pessoas que estavam neste avião! Que Deus nos conforte nesse momento de luto! #ForçaChape – @10Ronaldinho

My pray and solidarity for survivors, family and friends of @ChapecoenseReal in this sad time. – @FALCAO

Força Chapecoenses, estamos rezando por todos os familiares e por todo o time!!! #LUTO #RIP – @Oscar8

Antes del entrenamiento el equipo ha guardado un minuto de silencio por las víctimas de la tragedia del @ChapecoenseReal en Colombia – @FCBarcelona_es

Sad news to wake up to today. Thoughts are with @ChapecoenseReal and their family and friends. – @WayneRooney

Conmovido y triste por la tragedia de @ChapecoenseReal. Mis condolencias y apoyo para el club, familias y amigos #FuerzaChape – @aguerosergiokun

Pray for @ChapecoenseReal & their families – @podolski10

My thoughts are with all members of @ChapecoenseReal and all their families! #PrayForChapecoense – @thibautcourtois

Thinking of you, @ChapecoenseReal#ForçaChapecoense – @Arsenal

Força, @ChapecoenseReal! Unidos em um só coração! O Flamengo e sua Nação estão juntos contigo! #ForçaChape – @flamengo

Mis condolencias por el accidente de avión en el que viajaba el @ChapecoenseReal. Momento duro para el fútbol! Mucho ánimo y fuerza! – @ikercasillas



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