Mexican soccer player, Alexander Martinez was murdered due to mistaken identity and his death brought sadness to his soccer teammates. As a way of giving tribute to their 16-year-old friend, they transported Alexander's coffin into the place where they used to play soccer.
They made it appear like Alexander kicked the ball by passing it on his coffin and letting it bounce to the goal. After getting a score, his teammates embraced the coffin as if cheering him.
The emotioal video has made rounds on the internet bringing tears to the viewers. Although the tribute is unconventional, it showed how well-loved he is by his friends.
Following the last match, Alexander was buried in Vicente Camalote in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Reuters also reports that the teenager was buying soda when he was shot by a police man, mistaking him for a different individual.
Watch the moving tribute here:
#Oaxaca | #Cuenca Compañeros de Alexander lo despiden, mete su último gol. pic.twitter.com/dJ9hY2DaTW — Noticias de Oaxaca | TVBUS (@tvbus) June 11, 2020