Corinthians players don yellow helmets in tribute to Ayrton Senna | inside World Soccer

Brazilian side Corinthians paid a tribute to late Formula One legend Ayrton Senna by donning replicas of his signature yellow helmet before a Copa do Brasil game on Wednesday evening.

Corinthians players wear replicas of the helmet worn by late Formula One driver Ayrton Senna
Corinthians players wear replicas of the helmet worn by late Formula One driver Ayrton Senna

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Thursday marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Senna, who was killed aged 34 in a high-speed crash in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

And the football club Senna supported decided to honour the man many consider to be the greatest racing driver who ever lived in a novel way before their cup tie against Nacional.

The players emerged from the tunnel at the Arena da Amazônia each holding a yellow helmet before putting it on together as the crowd applauded.

The iconic helmet, adorned with the colours of the Brazilian flag, became synonymous with Senna during a career that saw him win 41 races and collect three world titles.

For the record, Corinthians went on to win the game 3-0.


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