Mourners Watch Copa America Match Beside Relative’s Coffin at Chilean Wake

Mourners Watch Copa America Match Beside Relative's Coffin at Chilean Wake

Mourners in Chile honored sports fan Grandpa Fena by watching a live Copa America match next to his open coffin during his wake, showing their enduring bond through a shared love of football.

Bollywood Fever: In a unique and heartfelt tribute, a group of mourners watched a live Copa America football match while sitting next to a relative’s open coffin at a family wake. The deceased man, known as Grandpa Fena, was a devoted sports fan, and his family chose to honor his memory in a way that reflected his passion.

Mourners Watch Copa America Match Beside Relative's Coffin at Chilean Wake

The wake featured several of Grandpa Fena’s sports trophies and a large poster of him holding a shiny cup. The poster read: “Uncle Fena, thank you for all the moments you gave us. We will always remember you, your Condorian family.”

Grandpa Fena’s funeral took place in Chile on the same day that the national team faced Peru in the Copa America on Friday, June 21. Footage from the wake shows around ten mourners engrossed in the live match next to the open coffin. Unfortunately for the passionate relatives and friends, the game ended in a disappointing 0-0 draw.

Mourners Watch Copa America Match Beside Relative's Coffin at Chilean Wake

Following this match, Chile faced another setback four days later, losing their second group game against Argentina 1-0, with a last-minute goal by Lautaro Martínez. To advance in the tournament, Chile now needs to win their final game against Canada on Saturday, June 29.

One family member expressed their enduring bond with Grandpa Fena, saying, “Not even death can separate us, see you soon Grandpa.”

Local reactions to the unique wake were varied. One local quipped, “At my house, we watched the match like it was a funeral as well.” Another commented, “There were about five other dead people on the pitch too.”

Mourners Watch Copa America Match Beside Relative's Coffin at Chilean Wake

A mourner named Peter added, “You didn’t miss anything, my friend, stay deceased.” Oscar noted, “The game was dead, not a single spark. Anyway, strength my friend.” Elvira appreciated the sentiment, saying, “What a beautiful video, the deceased is happy, it’s the attitude.”

This unusual wake highlights how the love for sports can transcend even the most solemn occasions, bringing comfort and a sense of normalcy to those grieving a loved one.

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