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Tragedy in Brazil hits home for two Kansas City athletes

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Kansas City Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando and Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos are both Brazilian natives. (AP) Kansas City Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando and Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos are both Brazilian natives. (AP)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Tragedy struck home for two Kansas City professional athletes yesterday when Brazil lost a professional soccer club in a plane crash. 

Kansas City Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando and Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos are both Brazilian natives.

Santos told KCTV5 he knew and grew up watching a lot of those players. 

He said hearing the news from his teammates in the locker room yesterday was devastating.

"It was tough to see a lot of the cities remembering the green and white color of Chapecoense,” Santos said. "On that, I also think one of the most beautiful gestures in sports that happened yesterday was the team they were going to play in the final said they didn't want to play and they want Chapecosnse to the be the champions. Plus, they want to help with money going to the families of those who lost their lives. I got emotional from those two things. Losing a lot of good people but also the world coming together to make everything better."

That was the only question asked outside of his game winning field goal, which on the opposite side of the spectrum, he said was one of the best feelings in his career.

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