Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Orlando City Soccer Pays Tribute to Shooting Victims

The Orlando City’s soccer team dedicated last match to the 49 people killed and 53 others injured in mass shooting at the Pulse gay club.

At the 49th-minute of the match, play stopped for a moment of silence. It was a first for Major League Soccer. In a desire to turn Camping World Stadium into a rainbow, fans were asked to wear colors other than the traditional Orlando city purple. Tens of thousands participated.

Also in the stands were 49 empty seats, each marked with a balloon. In fact, the Lions’ new stadium will have 49 seats in rainbow colors to serve as a permanent memorial.


1 comment:

  1. Orlando City Soccer (@OCSmentions) liked and retweeted this post, thanks so much guys!