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Brazilian footballers pay tribute to Ayrton Senna by wearing helmets

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Corinthians players wear helmets in honour of Ayrton Senna

Players of Brazilian club Corinthians paid a tribute to the late Ayrton Senna by walking out for their match against National AM clad in replicas of racing great's famous yellow helmet.

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Senna, who hailed from Sao Paolo, and the football club from the same city decided to honour their home town hero in a novel way before their cup tie at the Arena Amazonia.

The Brazilian Formula One driver, who was killed in a tragic accident on May 1 at the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994, is this week being remembered in a string of varying tributes across the globe.

Brazilian airline Azul paid tribute in their own unique way at Salgado Filho International Airport in Porto Alegre.

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The iconic helmet, adorned with the colours of the Brazilian flag, became synonymous with Senna during a career that saw him win 41 races and collect three world titles. He was one of the most successful drivers of the modern era and is widely acknowledged as one of the sport's greats.

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