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Manchester terror attack: Footballers, clubs come out in support of victims

Manchester City, Rio Ferdinand, Vincent Kompany and others offered support to the victims after a terror attack claimed the life of 19 people in Manchester on Monday night

football Updated: May 23, 2017 16:41 IST
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Police vehicles and a police officer are seen outside the Manchester Arena following the terror attack. The blast took place following a concert by US singer Ariana Grande.(REUTERS)

Both the Manchester clubs led the football world in offering words of support to victims after a terror attack in Manchester claimed the lives of 19 people and injured more than 50. (Manchester terror attack updates)

The blast took place following at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in the late hours of Monday.

Manchester City took to Twitter to offer their condolences, while club captain Vincent Kompany also offered his support to the victims.

Former Manchester United stars Rio Ferdinand and Phil Neville tweeted following the attack, with the latter calling the blast an ‘utter despicable act’.

England legend Gary Linekar too gave his support to the blast victims.

The injured are currently being treated across six hospitals in the Greater Manchester area.

First Published: May 23, 2017 10:22 IST