A number of Real Madrid players have taken to social media to send messages of support to the victims and survivors of the multiple attacks in Paris on Friday night.
Three people were killed in bomb blasts outside the Stade de France while an international friendly between France and Germany was taking place. In other areas of the city, at least 80 people died at the Bataclan concert hall. Gunmen shot a number of people after entering the venue while many more are believed to have been killed when the attackers blew themselves up as police closed in on them.
More than 30 people lost their lives after gunmen attacked restaurants including La Belle Equipe, La Casta Nostra, Le Carillon bar and Le Petit Cambodge. It was the worst attack on European soil since the Madrid bombings in 2004.
In the wake of the attacks, Los Blancos players have joined politicans, fellow professionals, other celebrities and the general public in showing their solidarity with the French people.
Goalkeeper Kiko Casillas posted an image with the caption “Pray for Paris.” German midfielder Toni Kroos, who was not involved in the game at the Stade de France, posted on Twitter: “What kind of a sick world is this?”. And Nacho Fernandez wrote:”Unbelievable that people like this exist. All our support and strength to all France. Ánimo.”
Alvaro Arbeloa posted a message of support using the hashtag #TodosSomosParis, and Russian winger Denis Cheryshev stated: “Horrified by what’s happening. How is it that an idea can have more value than a human life? All my support to the families involved.”