Helio Neto, Chapecoense centre back was reading a bible when the plane carrying 72 passengers where all but 6 died crashed. The footballer’s bible was found at the scene of the crash by journalist Roberto Cabrini.

Cabrini noticed the Bible with a note inside saying it belongs to the defender.

A bookmark had been inserted next to Psalm 63. It reads;

“On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night; Because you have been my help; Then I will rejoice in the shadow of your wings. My soul follows you closely; Your right hand upholds me”

The bible was later handed over to Neto’s wife who said that he is very religious and took his bible with him wherever he went. 

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