All at City deeply saddened to hear of the tragic eventsAll at Exeter City were deeply saddened to hear about the tragic events in Columbia yesterday involving the Brazilian Football Team Chapecoense, who were on the way to take part in the biggest and proudest day of their history in the Copa Sudamericana final.
Exeter City Chairman Julian Tagg spoke this morning with our friends Ricardo Calcado and Eric de Menzes in Rio to share our support at this very tough time and sadly learned that a player on loan from Fluminense was part of this tragedy.
Exeter City shares strong ties and history with Brazil, being the first team to play against Brazil back in 1914, a game regarded as the country’s first international fixture. Our heart goes out to all involved, and especially the parents, friends and loved ones of all those who have been affected by the tragic events.
Trust Chair Martin Weiler said "This is an unbelievably terrible event and everyone at Exeter City is greatly saddened by it.We have a historic and ongoing special relationship with Brazil so this tragedy has really hit home."
In times like these it is heart-warming to see the football community come together as one and offer help and support to Chapecoense.