Gabriel Paulista pays tearful tribute to Chapecoense plane crash victims
Gabriel Paulista has paid an emotional tribute to the victims of the Colombia plane crash which claimed the lives of 71 people, including Chapecoense footballers, staff and journalists.
In a tearful video after the game, the Brazilian defender remembered the victims, including Chapecoense coach Caio Junior, who he worked with at Vitoria.
"The minimum I can do is send my condolences to all their families and wish that they carry on," he said.
"I know it’s not easy to lose a member of the family. I know it from experience. I’ve lost a brother myself and I know how painful it is.
"We have a message group from Brazil and I texted them to say 'don't leave for tomorrow what you can do for today'.
"I say that because on my last birthday I felt this urge to talk to Caio Junior and for some reason I left it for another day and then this tragedy happens.
" So if you think you want to do something just get out of there and do it because we don't know what tomorrow brings."