The football world (and wider sports world) has united behind France and Paris after the terrible scenes that unfolded in the French capital last night.
Terror attacks were carried out at various organized events, such as the Bataclan theatre, and with the death toll still rising, the whole world has been left reeling in the aftermath of the tragic night.
The Stade de France was also targeted – an explosion was heard during France’s friendly against Germany, and the stadium required an emergency evacuation from the authorities in order to ensure the fans got out safely.
Using the hashtag #PrayForParis, countless football people have expressed their condolences for the families who have lost loved ones.
Antoine Griezmann’s tweet is particularly chilling, as he reports that his sister thankfully escaped from the Bataclan theatre unharmed.
PSG announced that all club events have been cancelled this weekend due to the tragic events.
Pray for Paris.
I’m appalled by the shocking scenes in Paris at the moment. My thoughts are with all the victims and innocent people suffering right now.
— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) November 13, 2015
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 14, 2015
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 13, 2015
Grâce à Dieu ma soeur a pu sortir du Bataclan. Toutes mes prières vont aux victimes et leurs familles. #ViveLaFrance
— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) November 14, 2015
Everyone at Chelsea Football Club is thinking of those in Paris tonight.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 14, 2015
— Ashley Young (@youngy18) November 14, 2015
Suite aux événements tragiques qui ont frappé Paris cette nuit, les compétitions sportives du PSG sont annulées ce week end.
— PSG Officiel (@PSG_inside) November 14, 2015
Everybody’s thoughts at Manchester United are with those who have been affected by Friday’s attacks in Paris. pic.twitter.com/RhZEDHmyoT
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 14, 2015
— fernando llorente (@llorentefer19) November 14, 2015
— Didier Drogba (@didierdrogba) November 13, 2015
We all #PrayForParis
— AC Milan (@acmilan) November 13, 2015