Orlando City Pays Tribute To The 49 Pulse Nightclub Shooting Victims
Supporters of Orlando City paid a heartfelt and moving tribute to the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, on opening night at the soccer team's new stadium.
The Independent reports:
The Major League Soccer club played their first game at the Orlando City Stadium on Sunday, beating New York City FC courtesy of Cyle Larin’s first-half strike.
Prior to kick-off, fans in the stadium’s safe-standing section unfurled a 120x60ft banner depicting three Greek gods, including the goddess of love Aphrodite, which featured a subtle reference to the victims of the deadliest mass shooting by a single killer in the history of the United States.
“This stadium is a gift ... and that gift comes from the gods,” Eric Clinton, one of the supporters who organised the banner display, told the Orlando Sentinel while explaining the choice of design.
“If you looked really closely, Aphrodite’s hair was a rainbow,” he added. “It was kind of a tribute to the community and the Pulse [nightclub] incident. We wanted to try to incorporate that as much as possible.”
In January, the Orlando City soccer club unveiled the new stadium's 49 rainbow-colored seats, dedicated to honor the innocent victims of the Pulse shooting.
H/T: The Independent