Following the plane crash which claimed the lives of 71 people as well as most of the Brazillian first-division football team, Chapecoense, Electronic Arts is providing all FIFA 17 players with free Chapecoense kit and badge to commemorate the loss.
Chapecoense were on their way to Medellín, Colombia ahead of the first match of their two-leg Copa Sudamericana final against Atlético Nacional on Monday evening when their plane went down eight miles south of the airport.
The suggestion that EA Sports commemorate the lost originated on Reddit and EA was quick to meet the request. The in-game message reads
In support of Chapecoense
Wear this kit and crest in support of the friends, family and fans of Chapecoense.
Vista este equipamento e crista em apoio dos amigos, da família e dos fãs de Chapecoense.
Recent reports suggest that the plane had run out of fuel which in turn shut off electrics due to jetliner electronics being powered by the jet engines. British Investigators are reviewing the two black boxes that were recovered as well as talking with the survivors before announcing their official report.