French Defender Routis Pays Respects
Last night the world watched as the French capital Paris came under attack from what is now known to be a terrorist attack by Isis. The capital was hit in a number of busy area’s including a restaurant, concert hall and the Stade De France, as Les Bleus played Germany in an International friendly.
President Hollande, who was himself at the Stade De France watching the game had to be evacuated from the stadium. He returned to a government office to hold a cabinet meeting were he called a state of emergency and also closed the French boarders.
This morning, the rest of Europe woke up to hear the sad news that 129 people lost their lives in the attack, with a further 300 people injured of which 99 are said to be in a serious condition.
This afternoon in the UK, football paid its respects to the victims of the terror attack in Paris, when all football league and non-league matches started with a minutes silence.
Bradford City entertained Crewe Alexandra at the Coral Windows Stadium this afternoon as the effect of last night attacks were clearly felt closure to home.
French footballer and Bradford City centre-back Christopher Routis laid flowers on the centre spot as he was surrounded by both Bradford City and Crewe Alexandra players for the minutes silence.
Speaking after the match at Valley Parade, City’s French centre-back Christopher Routis said via Twitter, “Nothing can describe what I saw today! A big thank you to Bradford City and Fans today! You are Legend! 🙌 Thank you ❤️ 🇫🇷&🇬🇧 ❤️”