Last night London hosted a fundraiser in aid of Brazilian club Chapecoense after last year's tragic air plane disaster. Put together by the Latin American Footballers' Alliance, the event offered an auction supported by various companies in the football industry, including a bespoke pair of Chapecoense Velocita football boots.
Umbro, the official shirt supplier for Chapecoense, linked up with Graffia Studio to create a one-off Velocita design decorated with the Brazilian club's colours and crest. The words "Forca Chape" are printed across the upper – a message that spread across the world in the aftermath of the heartbreaking events last year where 71 individuals lost their lives, including 19 Chapecoense players and staff who were on route to Bolivia to play Atletico Nacional in the Sudamerica Cup final.
The special edition Chapecoense Velocita is the only pair available in the world. A nice touch from club partners Umbro who have contributed to a worthy cause where the football community has come together to help out a member in need. #ForcaChape
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