With an important World Cup qualifier against Ecuador on the cards, it would appear that nothing was going to stop this group of avid Peru fans from watching the match.
Not even the fact that they appeared to be attending a funeral at the time.
Casual que en el funeral se ponen a ver el juego de la selección…
Esto sucedió en Perú ��
ORITA NO JOVEN pic.twitter.com/vUFmipcoz0
– AS México (@ASMexico) September 7, 2017
Despite the coffin stowed away in the background, it would seem that all attention was trained on the flat-screen television on the wall as Peru ran out 2-1 winners.
Looks like Bill Shankly was right: football really is more important than life or death.
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