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Survivor of Chapecoense plane crash gifts shirt to Athletic Bilbao

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Henzel was one of the survivors. Twitter/AthleticClub

Survivor of Chapecoense plane crash gifts shirt to Athletic Bilbao

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A survivor of the tragic plane crash suffered by Brazilian side Chapecoense towards the end of 2016 has gifted a club shirt to La Liga side Athletic Bilbao.

Rafael Henzel was a journalist travelling abord the team plane when it crashed in Brazil over two years ago. He travelled to Bilbao this week motivated by the seventh edition of 'Thinking Football Film Festival', organised in Bilbao for the Athletic Bilbao Foundation. 

The journalist was one of just six survivors of the crash, and also had the chance to meet the entire Athletic team. He therefore met current Athletic player Raul Garcia, who was a friend of Cleber Santana, one of the crash's victims. The pair knew each other from their time at Atletico Madrid.

The 'Thinking Football Film Festival' will take place between March 18 and 22.

 

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