The Brazilian legend Ronaldinho is reportedly considering coming out of retirement to play for Chapecoense, the Brazilian club that was involved in a plane crash this week.
Reports in South America suggest Ronaldinho is willing to return back to football to help the tragedy-hit club and is willing to do that for free.
Ronaldinho's agent and brother Roberto Assis confirmed the former Barcelona star will do all he can to help the stricken club.
It is also suggested that former Argentine hero Juan Roman Riquelme will follow suit.
“It is a very difficult time. Later on, if there is a contact, we can talk,” he told Globo Esporte.
“He (Ronaldinho) fits the profile, can be the right guy. But the moment is to help families and it would be (wrong) to create expectations for now. As Brazilians, we feel involved. We are together.”
Chapecoense were hit by tragedy this week after the plane carrying them to the final of the Copa Sudamericana crashed in Colombia. 71 people, including 19 Chape players, plus club staff and journalists died when the aircraft carrying the squad to for the first leg of the Copa Sul-Americana final went down.
Despite pleas from the club and their opponents, it has been suggested that they will have to fulfill their remaining fixtures in the coming weeks.