Whether you're into the sport or not, the tragic deaths of 71 of the 77 passengers on board a plane bound for Colombia calls for condolences. In light of the incident, EA is to give away the kits worn by the football team on-board to allow players of FIFA 17 to pay their respects.
Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team was among those killed in the case, causing the country to issue a national mourning period of 3 days in memory of the fallen.
Those firing up their copies of FIFA 17 will begin to see the message shown below bestowing upon them the official Chapecoense team colours to have them mourn and respect the dead in their own way. A way to immortalise the team within a game they inadvetidly helped create.
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In light of th tragic accident, Atletico Nacional - the team Chapecoense was flying out to challenge - has asked for the title they were fighting for be awarded to the team in respect of the situation.
While the sport itself can manage to divide its fans in many ways, it's good to see them unite under these circumstances. While a rivalry might erupt from time to time, such an incident is never without shock.