A year after the Chapecoense plane crash the world of football is coming together to honour the fallen.
As the Brazilian side were flying to play their Copa Sudamericana final against Atlético Nacional in Medellin, their plane crashed.
Of the 77 people on board 71 died and just six people survived.
Of the three players who survived Neto and Alan Ruschel are returning to football but goalkeeper Jakson Fullman lost part of his leg and was forced to retire.
Last week Gigi Buffon made a heartfelt gesture to Fullman and now Juventus’ Turin rivals Torino are paying their respects to the club.
Torino experienced their own tragic plane crash in 1949 when 31 people were killed in what’s known as the ‘Superga tragedy’.
The team that died had won the Serie A five times in a row and produced 10 of the 11 players in the national team.
The Turin club said all its supporters were immediately reminded of Superga when the Chapecoense news was reported.
With a year passing since the heart breaking event, Torino are planning to remember those that died in the crash.
Torino will turn out in Chapecoense’s green kits for the match against Atalanta on December 2nd to honour the Brazilian club.
Part of the proceeds from the sales of 1,500 limited edition replica shirts will be donated to the families of the victims of the crash.
It’s a really classy move from the Italians.
The club statement said it wanted to “remember and be tangibly close to [the victims].”
The message ends in a line that will live long in the memory.
“Toro and Chape, united by fate, friends forever.”
Well done Torino.