PHOTO: Corinthians in unusual tribute to Brazilian hero

Brazilian club pay tribute to racing legend Ayrton Senna on the 20th anniversary of his death

Corinthians have paid their tributes to racing legend Ayrton Senna on the 20th anniversary of his death, by wearing helmets based on the Brazilian’s design throughout his career.

Senna was killed in a crash in San Marino 20 years ago this weekend, with Brazil coming to a stand-still to mourn the anniversary of this death.

Senna was famously a Corinthians supporter, and the club have paid their tributes to his life by donning yellow and green helmets before their match against Nacional on Wednesday.

Corinthians have had a host of world class footballers represent the Sao Paulo based club, such as Carlos Tevez, Roberto Carlos and Dida. They sit third in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A with a win and a draw after two games.

Their stadium, Arena Corinthians, will host several games at this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil including England’s second group fixture against Uruguay. Host nation Brazil will host Croatia at the stadium in their opening match on June 12th, and also have games including the Netherlands and Belgium.

Arena Corinthians will then host one round of 16 game in early July, as well as a semi-final fixture towards the latter stages of the tournament.

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