A footballer who survived the Colombian plane tragedy was reading a Bible passage about ‘being safe in the shadow of your wings’ before the crash.
Chapecoense centre back Helio Neto’s bible was found at the scene of the crash by journalist Roberto Cabrini. In a video footage Cabrini notices 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 handed to the footballer’s wife, who said that Neto is deeply religious and takes religious scriptures with him everywhere.
Neto was one of only six people who survived the crash which killed 71.
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