The tragedy that befell the players and the entire crew of the football club Chapecoense shook all sincere lovers of football, but if the past 24 hours the most attention paid to the stories related to the dead and survivors ominous flight, now huge emotions created special and heartfelt statement goalkeeper who did not travel with his teammates.
Nivaldo not traveled with his teammates because he wanted his jubilee 300 th match in the guise of Chapecoense to play before the home crowd, but because of the great tragedy, has now decided to leave it behind and put unwanted end of his football career.
The experienced 42-year-old goalkeeper tearfully announced his decision to reporters, saying that the grief he feels is too great to be back on the field.
– It was originally planned to travel too, but ultimately did not happen. Obviously has a reason in life. I not traveled to play his 300 th jubilee match against Atletico Mineiro on a home trainer, but now there will be nothing of it. Been a change in plan, it was said that the team will not be back on tour in Sao Paulo at Palmeiras, and therefore I stayed here. Coach told me to stay, the grief is too high, can not be described in words – Nivaldo said in tears before the cameras, a goalkeeper who is a true legend of Chapekoense where defended in the past 10 years.
— Eduardo Matos (@_eduardomatos) November 30, 2016