Fans of the Dutch soccer team Feyenoord Rotterdam paid their respects to the victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 with a massive stadium display and a moment of silence before the team’s friendly game against Spain’s Real Sociedad Wednesday.
The display, which appeared to stretch longer than the width of the field — typically 70 to 80 yards — included the names of each of the victims. In the center of the display was an image of a father and child holding hands and facing the Feyenoord soccer stadium, with “MH17” written above.
Pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine reportedly used a surface-to-air missile to shoot down the Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine last week.
One-hundred ninety three of the 298 victims were Dutch citizens. The bodies of some of the victims arrived in the Netherlands Wednesday.
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Feyenoord at home to Real Sociedad pay tribute to the victims of the MH17 crash today pic.twitter.com/Teo42yYhjY
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