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).
Deeply saddened by the attack on our city. All our thoughts are with the victims, their families and with the people of Barcelona.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 17, 2017
Very shocked for what happened in Barcelona. All my support to the city and families! pic.twitter.com/YDtyAiw7Qc— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) August 17, 2017
Quiero mandar mis condolencias y todo mi apoyo a las familias y amigos de las víctimas del terrible atentado en nuestra amada Barcelona, además de rechazar totalmente cualquier acto de violencia. No nos vamos a rendir, somos muchos más los que queremos vivir en un mundo en paz, sin odio y donde el respeto y la tolerancia sean las bases de la convivencia.
Shocked and saddened by the terrible news from Barcelona; all our support for the victims and their families.— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) August 17, 2017
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).
Our thoughts are with the victims and all those affected by the tragic events in Barcelona this afternoon.— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) August 17, 2017