Monday, September 24The Voice of London

How The Sporting World Reacted To The Paris Attacks

Following the attacks on the French capital on the 13th of November, many photos and tweets from the members of the sports world have been praying and sending condolences for and to the people affected by the horrific event.

Words: Ludovica D’Angio, Subeditor: Jack Everitt 

During sporting events, french flags and clothing with “Pray for Paris” have been present, showing sympathy.

During yesterday’s game between Sweden and Denmark, a tweet from Eurosport UK showed how football legend Ibrahimovic found it difficult to focus on the game.

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Kevin Owens, a professional wrestler, has the peace sign with the Eiffel tower on. This happened at the WWE house show.

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Fans at sporting events showing respect with a note on a whiteboard.

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The Army football team ran onto the field yesterday with the French flag.

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French professional golfer, Benjamin Herbert showed his respect like this.

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Mikael Silvestre, former French footballer who played for Manchester United posted this picture with Peter Crouch, Ronaldinho, Luis Figo and David Beckham. Alongside hashtags to honour his home country.

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Another of his pictures showing the respect he has for the amount of people praying for Paris at Old Trafford, thanking them for the support.

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Cardale Jones is an American Football Quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He showed his support by drawing the “Pray for Paris” symbol on his boots.

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There will be a friendly match between England and France at Wembley stadium on Tuesday, the English fans have been urged to join French fans while singing the French national anthem. This is a sign that in the sports world, even when supporting different teams, everyone can stand together to support and respect such a sad time.

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