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29 Nov 2016
3:26 pm

Colombia plane crash – reactions from around Europe


Reactions from around Europe on Tuesday to the plane crash in Colombia carrying the Brazilian top-flight team Chapecoense among its 81 passengers.

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of the forensics team recover the bodies of victims of the LAMIA airlines charter plane crash in the mountains of Cerro Gordo, municipality of La Union, on November 29, 2016. A charter plane carrying the Chapecoense Real football team crashed in the mountains in Colombia late Monday, killing as many as 75 people, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / RAUL ARBOLEDA

“This is a very, very sad day for football. At this difficult time our thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends. FIFA would like to extend its most heartfelt condolences to the fans of Chapecoense, the football community and media organisations concerned in Brazil.”

– Fifa President Gianni Infantino (

“My prayers and my solidarity for the survivors, families and friends of Chapecoense in this sad time.”

– Colombian striker Radamel Falcao (on Twitter)

“We are deeply shaken by the accident concerning the club of our old player Cleber Santana. Our condolences to the families. Rest in Peace.”

– Atletico Madrid, whose former player Cleber Santana was club captain at Chapecoense (on Twitter)

#ForcaChapecoense – The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United are with @ChapecoenseReal and all those affected by the tragedy in Colombia.”

– Manchester United, who lost eight players in February 1958 as their plane crashed on take off from Munich airport (on Twitter)

“Real Madrid C.F. expresses its sorrow at the tragic air crash involving the Brazilian club Chapecoense and extends its condolences to relatives and friends of the victims. At the same time, wishing an early recovery for the survivors.”

– Real Madrid (on club website)

“Our thoughts are with Chapecoense and everyone effected by this tragedy and their families. We are speechless.”

– Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid captain (on Twitter)

“All our support and solidarity is with the victims and the families affected by the @ChapecoenseReal tragedy in Colombia.”

– FC Barcelona (on Twitter)

“The thoughts of AS Roma are addressed to Chapecoense and all those affected by the tragedy in Colombia. #ForcaChapecoense”.

– AS Roma (on Twitter)

“FC Porto is with Chapecoense and their families at this difficult moment.”

– FC Porto (on Twitter)

READ: Colombia air crash death toll rises to 76 – police