100,000 + Colombian Fans Come Out To Support Chapecoense After Plane Crash

It’s only been a day since we learned nearly an entire team of soccer players perished in a plane crash in Columbia. Now it appears an entire nation has united to pay tribute and to support those tied to the tragedy.

Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense was supposed to play in the Copa Sudamericana final Wednesday night in Medellin. Although the game was obviously cancelled, it didn’t stop from countless fans showing up to the stadium.

Reports say at least 100,000 Atletico Nacional fans showed up to their stadium to pay tribute to the victims of the plane crash. After seeing the pics and video, I believe that number to easily be accurate.

 

And just a few of the powerful images from Wednesday evening.

Fans of Chapecoense soccer team pay tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real in Chapeco, Brazil on November 30, 2016. (Photo by Leonardo Benassatto/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Fans of Chapecoense soccer team pay tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real in Chapeco, Brazil on November 30, 2016.

(Photo by Leonardo Benassatto/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

 

Fans pray while paying tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real at the club's Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.(Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Fans pray while paying tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real at the club’s Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina.(Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

 

 

 

Fans cry while paying tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real at the club's Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco, (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

Fans cry while paying tribute to the players of Brazilian team Chapecoense Real at the club’s Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

(Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Players of Brazil's Chapecoense football club participate in a tribute to their fellow players killed in a plane crash Monday night in Colombia, at the club's stadium in Chapeco, Santa Catarina, Brazil, on November 30, 2016. (Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Players of Brazil’s Chapecoense football club participate in a tribute to their fellow players killed in a plane crash Monday night in Colombia, at the club’s stadium in Chapeco, Santa Catarina, Brazil, on November 30, 2016.

(Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

 (Photo by Leonardo Benassatto/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

(Photo by Leonardo Benassatto/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

(Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit should read NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Nearly a dozen soccer clubs are reaching out to help Chapecoense stay afloat until they can rebuild their team.

The cause of the crash is to believed to have been because of lack of fuel.


Josh Helmuth is the editor of Crave Sports.

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