Twitter Goes Sentimental After Brazilian Team Got Involved in Plane Crash


Today, a plane carrying a Brazilian football team crashed in Colombia as it was nearing the city of Medellin as reported by the BBC. It was ferrying 81 people (72 passengers and 9 crew) which included members of the Chapecoense football team.

The football team, Chapecoense, was founded in 1973 and was promoted to the top league in Brazil just recently in 2014. They were going to play in a final of the Copa Sudamericana against a Medellin team before the fateful crash.

The news rippled through social media starting with scanty details about the crash. It was later on revealed that 5 people were rescued alive from the wreckage and at least 76 people are reportedly dead.

The unfortunate news made the various stakeholders in the football industry to offer their condolences to the families and friends of the team on Twitter. The messages transcended from teams who play in different leagues around the world, from Spain to England to Italy and also right here in Kenya.

Message by Manchester United

London based team, Arsenal also shared their condolences to the team.

Real Madrid had a minute silence for the passengers in the plane crash

From Germany.

Message from the Italian team, AC Milan

FC Zenit from Russia also posted their condolences to Chapecoense 

Our very own AFC Leopards also posted their condolences to the team on Twitter.

Football players too shared their condolences on Twitter and here are some of their tweets.


Fans from all over the world also tweeted their condolences to the team. The tweets displayed despondency.




There are reports streaming in from publications which say some of the players are among the survivors of the horrendous accident.

A glimmer of hope to the team as it is being reported that that the South American Football Confederation has been asked to give the Copa Sudamericana title to Chapecoense.