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 nightfootball Updated: May 23, 2017 16:41 IST
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.
We are deeply shocked by last night’s terrible events at the Manchester Arena. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 23, 2017
Manchester City took to Twitter to offer their condolences, while club captain Vincent Kompany also offered his support to the victims.
It's with great sadness we hear of the terrible events at the Arena. Our hearts go out to all affected and to our city's emergency services.— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 23, 2017
I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims. It's a sad day for the great city of Manchester. #Unity— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) May 22, 2017
Former Manchester United stars Rio Ferdinand and Phil Neville tweeted following the attack, with the latter calling the blast an ‘utter despicable act’.
Just heard the news what's happening in Manchester.. hope everyone safe & sound! 🙏🏽— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 22, 2017
WTF - saying my prayers for the families affected and for my city - utter despicable act— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) May 23, 2017
England legend Gary Linekar too gave his support to the blast victims.
Truly awful news from the great city of Manchester. Thoughts are with all those affected.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 22, 2017
The injured are currently being treated across six hospitals in the Greater Manchester area.