After Tragic Plane Crash, FIFA 17 Commemorates Brazilian Soccer Team
The plane was carrying the team, Chapecoense, along with a group of journalists.
Following the crash of a plane carrying a soccer team earlier this week that killed 71 people, EA Sports has responded with a gesture in FIFA 17.
As relayed by users on Reddit, EA has given out both Chapecoense's badge and kits, allowing you to adorn yourself with the look of the team. This is accompanied by a message titled "In Support of Chapecoense," which states briefly, "Wear this kit and crest in support of the friends, family, and fans of Chapecoense."
Aside from being a respectful move, this also has the effect of dealing with price fixers. Some players had reportedly begun buying up Chapecoense items on the in-game marketplace and reselling them at exorbitant prices.
Chapecoense is a professional team from southern Brazil. It was flying to Colombia from Bolivia to take part in a major championship game when its plane crashed due to an electrical failure, killing 71 people onboard. You can read more about the incident at CBS News.
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