Brazilian football unites for Chapecoense

A report claims that Brazilian clubs are petitioning for Chapecoense to receive free loanees and immunity from relegation for the three seasons.

Brazilian clubs are reportedly petitioning for Chapecoense to receive free loanees and immunity from relegation for three seasons following the tragic plane crash on Monday night.

The Brazilian team were travelling to Medellin for the final of the Copa Sudamericana when their plane lost power and came down at around 10.15pm local time.

The death toll currently stands at 77, with players, staff members and journalists among those that lost their lives in an incident that has shocked the world of football.

According to reports in Brazil, the nation's clubs have come together with a petition that will see Chapecoense receive immunity from relegation for the next three seasons, in addition to help from other clubs in terms of loan players.

Chapecoense were promoted to the top flight of Brazilian football in 2014.

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