During the warm-up he hears about his father’s death, goes to play and scores

Striker Anderson Tanque of Novo Hamburgo, a team from southern Brazil, heard of his father’s death shortly before starting a match, but decided to play and scored a goal in his first minute of play against Santa Cruz.

Tanque received the news of his father’s death during the warm-up of the match, which was played on Tuesday evening and corresponded to the Rio Grande do Sul regional championship.

The player promised to continue the game, he remained on the bench for the first half and when he came out in the second half, he opened the scoring with a goal that he dedicated to his late father, raising his arms to the heaven lifted.

The goal was decisive for his team’s 2–1 victory against Santa Cruz at the Estadio do Vale in Novo Hamburgo, allowing his club to maintain first place in the Gaúcho Championship standings, played by teams from the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul .

At the end of the match, Tanque told a local media outlet that in this situation he chose to play the match “despite everything” and excitedly stated that “that goal goes to him”.

In statements to EFE, Jefferson Couto, press advisor of Novo Hamburgo, stated that the entire team “stands in solidarity” with Tanque and explained that the player traveled by plane this morning to Ananindeua, a city in the Amazon state of Pará, practically to the other side. side of the country, to attend his father’s wake.

Source: El heraldo