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Brazil soccer team shirts have Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims name

 Players for one of Brazil’s largest soccer teams wore uniforms featuring the names of the Pittsburgh shooting attack victims during a match on Sunday.

Each of the 11 players of SC Corinthians Paulista team wore a jersey with the name of one of the 11 Jews murdered at the synagogue during the Brazilian Championship tournament match against Botafogo in Sao Paulo. The Corinthans lost 1-0.

“The massacre in Pittsburgh during the Jewish religious service has hurt our fundamental values. That’s why we took the decision to honor the victims of this irrational act of violence and call for all peoples to co-exist in harmony and respect of differences,” Corinthians President Andres Sanchez said in a message.

Read more at: https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Antisemitism/Brazil-soccer-team-shirts-have-Pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting-victims-names-571210

Great gesture by this club. Maybe one can find more news on this. I think I saw another at jpost twitter, a good source of news.

To add in, Corinthians is one of the major soccer clubs in the soccer-mad nation of Brazil, so think of the NFL, MLB and think of who are the two biggest clubs, they are of that kind of stature.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2018, 08:18:16 PM by TomSea »


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