In Tangerine by Edward Bloor, Mike Costello and Joey Costello are brothers. Early on in the novel, Mike is electrocuted to death by a bolt of lightning. Joey, out of love and care for his brother, rushes to his brother to take off his shoes in order to make him comfortable as he's dying.
Mike Costello was somewhat of a football star at school; as a consequence, Joey feels pressured to live up to his brother's large reputation after his death. In a way, this shows both Joey's devotion toward making his brother proud as well as the significant amount of respect he has for his brother. By choosing to abandon his own sport (soccer) in favor of his brother's sport (football), Joey is shown mourning his brother in a very special way.