The tragedy surrounding Chapecoense rightly so continues to dominate football news. Over the weekend clubs across the world showed their support by completing a one minute silence before kick-off. And, Brazilians such as David Luiz and Willian dedicated their performances to the victims of the crash as Chelsea outmanoeuvred Manchester City in a 3-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium.
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And, it’s now the turn of former Chelsea legend, Eidur Gudjohnsen, to offer his thoughts and services to Brazilian side, Chapecoense. The Icelandic forward has officially offered to strap his boots up again in what is a great gesture to the tragedy surrounding the club.
This is a joined by Atletico Nacional allegedly asking the trophy to be awarded to the Brazilian side, and teams from Brazil offering players for season free loans to Chapecoense.
— Eidur Gudjohnsen (@Eidur22Official) December 4, 2016
It’s a brilliant gesture from Gudjohnsen, who looks as keen as anybody to join up with his former Barcelona teammate once more. Although there’s division surrounding the legitimacy of claims Ronaldinho and Juan Roman Riquelme have officially offered their services to Chapecoense, pictures appear to be emerging across social media of the 36-year-old actually putting the shirt on of the Brazilian side.
Although these gestures from the players don’t offer much in terms of condolences to the families, they are still brilliant offerings as the club looks to rebuild themselves in the football sphere. Seeing these legends as well act as ambassadors for the club both on and off the field will also hugely help the club from a commercial point of view.
Well played, lads.