One year on from the Flamengo FC fire

Relatives of the ten promising youth players who died in the Flamengo club fire in Brazil last year, marked the one year anniversary of their children’s deaths this Saturday… only to be turned away at the door by the football club… a move which is likely to further spur on claims by the families that Flamengo is not doing enough to support them.

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