Former Chapecoense goalkeeper Jakson Follmann, one of six survivors of the LaMia Airlines Flight 2933 disaster, took part in a friendly benefit match between the “Amigos do Tite” (Brazil’s national team manager) and “Amigos do Carille” (the manager of Brazilian club Corinthians) last week.
Follmann had his right leg amputated following the crash but has since made remarkable progress with the use of a prosthetic leg. He’s previously outlined his vision to represent Brazil at the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
The “Amigos do Carille” won the match 5-4, but the main highlights were provided by Follmann. The 25-year-old scored a goal of his own in the second half to put his side up 4-3.
But he then went down injured towards the end of the match, apparently struck by cramp . . . in his prosthetic leg. You can see the look of worry in the faces of players and the referee quickly turn to smiles and laughter as they realize Follmann’s ruse.