Brazilian clubs have requested that rules be changed in order to help Chapecoense after Monday's plane crash killed all but three players and 71 people in total.
Though the sporting side is the last thing on the minds of those involved in Brazilian soccer, the clubs have come together to see what can be done to help the future of Chapecoense.
Obviously, after sadly losing nearly all of their players in the wreck, the hope is for the club to bounce back and some day soon field a team, carrying on the warrior-like tradition this club has so astonishingly established.
According to Globo, teams have talked about changing the rules so the club can't get relegated over the next three seasons. Obviously, fielding an almost entirely new team would likely see Chapecoense struggle to compete and could end up performing poorly enough to get relegated.
The hope is for the team to find players by various means and be immune to relegation for a few years. Clubs have also offered to loan players free of charge to help the team reestablish itself.
Clubs like Corinthians, Flamengo, Fluminense, Santos, Sao Paulo, Cruzeiro and others have offered to help. Also, per the Associated Press, Brazilian league champs Palmeiras have requested to use the team's jerseys for the last match of the season.
We haven't seen anything like this -- rules possibly being changed to help a club -- but I'm all for it, and I think most of the soccer world will be, too. It's the right move, and the clubs are doing the right thing by offering players and helping out their brothers in need.