Ronaldinho May Sign With Chapecoense To Help Rebuild
Start writing a post

Ronaldinho May Sign With Chapecoense To Help Rebuild

The World Needs More Ronaldinhos

Ronaldinho May Sign With Chapecoense To Help Rebuild
Ronaldinho / Twitter

I wanted to write a short article just to shine a spotlight on what Ronaldinho did to lift up Brazilian spirits last week. As the majority of people saw on the news, their was a horrific plane crash last week involving Chapecoense, a professional soccer team in Brazil. They were on their way to the league championship when their plane crashed. The crash killed 71 of the 77 passengers. The crash quickly grabbed the world news' attention, being broadcast on every major news network worldwide. The victims were members of a soccer team that had become a cinderella story for much of South America. To say the Chapecoense crash has been a heartbreaking experience for Brazil would be a gross understatement.

In the wake of all of this, former world superstar Ronaldinho decided to do something about it. Recently I have done a school assignment that required me to extensively study Brazilian culture and Brazilian soccer. One thing about Brazilians is that they love their heroes: they are incredibly hero-centric. Their stars have massive influence on what the people think and do. Ronaldinho retired earlier in 2015, but within a few days after the crash Ronaldinho did something that would help not only the team that just lost 95% of all it's players, but what Ronaldinho did would prove to give Brazilians (and everyone else) something positive to look to in this very dark time.

Ronaldinho announced that he is going to help the hurting franchise and community recover from the searing loss they have just sustained. Apparently there is a good chance he will come out of retirement and play for Chapecoense. What an amazing thing that would be! Ronaldinho is a two-time player of the year, World Cup champion, winner of basically every major tournament and award a soccer player can win in his lifetime, and he decided that lifting his people up was more important that his life in retirement. Not only is he considering playing for them, he is also considering playing for free! To decide to go through training, long road trips, and a grueling schedule to help a crushed fan base and lift Brazilian spirits is something that I thought was amazing that he would consider playing just out of concern for his fellow Brazilians.

Props to Ronaldinho. I hope we all can humble ourselves and make sacrifices for those around us. The world becomes a much better place when people like Ronaldinho are in it. Vamos! Forca Brasil!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less
Lots of people sat on the cinema wearing 3D glasses

Ever wonder what your friend meant when they started babbling about you taking their stapler? Or how whenever you ask your friend for a favor they respond with "As You Wish?" Are you looking for new and creative ways to insult your friends?

Well, look no further. Here is a list of 70 of the most quotable movies of all time. Here you will find answers to your questions along with a multitude of other things such as; new insults for your friends, interesting characters, fantastic story lines, and of course quotes to log into your mind for future use.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments