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SBD Global/August 18, 2017/Media

Athletes React After Terrorist Attack In Barcelona Kills 13, Injures 50-Plus

Barcelona-based athletes and "others from around Spain sent their condolences" after a terrorist attack on Thursday left 13 people dead and more than 50 injured, according to Jeremy Woo of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. A "van crashed into a crowded area and caused mass chaos in an incident that was quickly deemed an act of terror." Barcelona players past and present, "prominent clubs and others" from around the football world weighed in on social media (SI, 8/17).
MINUTE'S SILENCE: ESPN.com reported Barcelona "will wear black armbands" for its match at the Camp Nou on Sunday following the attack. The club will also hold a minute's silence before its league opener against Real Betis, "as will all the teams in La Liga this weekend." Barcelona said in a statement, "FC Barcelona wants to express its profound sorrow and utter disgust at the terrorist attack that has hit the heart of our city, la Rambla de Barcelona. The Club wishes to send our support and thoughts to the victims, their families and friends as well as the people of Barcelona and its visitors" (ESPN.com, 8/17).
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