Paris attacks, several dead, normal life disrupted, chaos, fear, a state of emergency. This was happening in the French capital on November 13, Friday as over 100 are feared dead due to the multiple attacks across Paris.
France was playing an international friendly fixture with Germany and thanks to two goals from Olivier Giroud and André-Pierre Gignac saw the hosts to a 2-0 victory. During the match at the Stade de France, there was an explosion at the stadium and three people have lost their lives.
President Francois Hollande declared a state of emergency after a series of “unprecedented terrorist attacks.” The taxi drivers had switched off their meters and were dropping the people stranded back to their homes for free. Meanwhile, householders came to the rescue of the strangers and offered them support.
Sporting personalities took on social networking sites to offer their support and prayers after Paris attacks. We have collected few tweets and are mentioned below:
Arsenal and France legend Theirry Henry took on Twitter to covery his message
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
The US Men’s National Team observed a minute’s silence
The US Men's National Team observes a moment of silence pre match to mourn the victims of the attacks in Paris. pic.twitter.com/TQXtxCUGLE
— Total MLS (@TotalMLS) November 14, 2015
Controversial American cyclist Lance Armstrong said
Absolutely terrible news coming out of France this evening. Thinking off all those affected in Paris
— Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) November 13, 2015
Tennis stars Andy Murray and Caroline Wozniacki also took on social media after Paris attacks
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) November 14, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with the people and families of Paris! #PrayForParis ??
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) November 13, 2015
Basketball star LeBron James offered prayers
As I get ready for my game I can't help but to think of the tragedy in Paris! My God what's up with people. Prayers sent to all the familes!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 13, 2015
French club Olympique Lyonnais just asked to #PrayforParis
— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) November 14, 2015