Last night the green of the Brazilian Chapecoense football team shone bright in the center of Buenos Aires, as Argentina sent a message of solidarity by lighting up the Obelisk after the tragic loss of 18 of the 22 footballers on board the plane transporting the football team to Medellin to play the first leg of their Copa Sudamericana final.
Of the 77 on board flight 2933, only 6 survived. The heartbreaking end to Chapecoense’s inspiring underdog story has stunned the world and we have since seen an endless stream of tributes from all corners of the globe, from the world of football and beyond.
And the green of Chapecoense could be seen across the globe last night, as various monuments wore the colors of the Brazilian club in a worldwide tribute to the fallen players and staff. In Rio de Janeiro a bright green Christ the Redeemer could be seen looking over the city. In France, the equally iconic Eiffel Tower lit up the Parisian sky with Chapecoense’s green and in Germany, Bayern Munich led the tributes as green radiated from the Allianz Arena.
In England, tens of thousands observed a moving minute of silence at Anfield, one of football’s most prominent stadiums, in a game between Liverpool and Leeds United. Across the Atlantic in the United States, the badge of Chapecoense hung above the players of Detroit Pistons and Charlotte as they paid homage to the Brazilian club.
Here is a look at the tributes to the victims of the tragic accident here in Buenos Aires, around the region, and beyond. #ForçaChape