Chapecoense post poignant cartoon tribute to players killed in plane crash

Brazilian football club Chapecoense post a poignant cartoon tribute on Facebook to their players who were killed in a tragic plane crash.

Chapecoense have paid tribute to their players who were killed in a tragic plane crash by posting a poignant cartoon of the team in heaven.

Only three members of the squad survived as 71 people, including the crew on board and 21 journalists, died when their plane smashed into a mountainside in Colombia on Monday night.

The Brazilian team were on their way to compete in the final of the Copa Sudamericana - similar to the Europa League - when the plane reportedly suffered an electrical failure and crashed.

On Chapecoense's Facebook page, the club uploaded a cartoon showing the team receiving halos from God in heaven.

In the caption, the club listed Chapecoense's rise through the Brazilian football divisions and added: "They didn't tire of going up, and they arrived in heaven."

Generic image of a locker room
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