French Soccer Fans Give Stunning Display Of Unity After Deadly Paris Attacks
Hopefully in the coming days we can slowly break away from the inhumane savagery from the Paris attacks that rocked the capital of France and find the good in the human spirit after a dark, dark day. One uplifting moment from this dreadful day happened at the Stade de France stadium in Paris.
During the first half of the football friendly international match between the French national team and the world champions from Germany, three loud explosions were heard outside the stadium. The 80,000 fans, including French President Francois Hollande, were shocked by the eruptions and had no idea of the chaotic turmoil that would ensue. The explosions were from at least two suicide bombs set off by the terrorists during their lethal rampage.
The fans were held in the stadium because it was unsafe outside. Eventually, the soccer fans were instructed to evacuate the stadium. Equipped with the news of the horrific attacks, the fans exited the tunnels of Stade de France and instead of somberly eking out of the building, the fans belted out a stirring rendition of the French national anthem, La Marseillaise.