Brazilian club Chapecoense have changed their badge in memory of those who lost their lives in the plane crash in Colombia.
The air tragedy claimed the lives of 71 people – including 19 first team players – as the team made its way to the Copa Sudamericana Final.
The football world mourns
It sent shockwaves throughout the footballing world.
Minute’s silences have been held at stadiums around the world in memory of the victims.
And today, the club have revealed changes to their crest were made in honour of the plane crash victims. W
What do the changes mean?
— Chapecoense (@ChapecoenseReal) December 8, 2016
Chapecoense have added two stars to their club crest.
One larger star has been placed above the club’s green crest, while a second smaller star has been placed inside the ‘F’ of the ACF.
Chapecoense have explained their new badge, saying: “The first star signifies the 2016 Copa Sudamericana title.
“It is white as a sign of peace. The peace found by our eternal champions.
“In addition, the white colour symbolises the light that will guide us forward.
“The second star inside the letter F — which refers to football — is a subtle yet powerful way to immortalise those who dedicated their lives to Chapecoense.”
“Due to a fatality, we enter into history. This is indisputable and unchangeable. Undoubtedly, too, while we know we now begin a new era, we will maintain the essence of the club.
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