The world of sport has shown its support for the victims of the terror attacks that took place in Catalonia on Thursday afternoon and the early hours of Friday morning.
13 were killed and 100 injured when a driver ploughed a van into pedestrians on one of Barcelona's busiest streets, Las Ramblas, before a second vehicle knocked down several people in the town of Cambrils, around 120km from the Catalan capital, leaving one dead and six wounded.
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
FC Barcelona wants to express its profound sorrow and utter disgust at the terrorist attack that has hit the hear 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.
As a mark of respect, the flags will fly at half-mast at the Club’s installations and the players from both teams will wear black armbands in all matches this weekend.
On Sunday, before the 2017/18 La Liga opener against Betis, the Camp Nou will hold a minutes silence in recognition and memory of the victims.
Real Madrid C. F. would like to express its deepest sorrow regarding the attack which has taken place in the city of Barcelona and the club stands together with the victims, their families and their friends. It also hopes for the quickest possible recovery to all those injured in the incident.
The Barça star took to Instagram: "I want to send my condolences and all my support to the families and friends of the victims of the terrible attack in our beloved Barcelona, as well as totally rejecting any act of violence. We are not going to give in, there are many more of us who want to live in a world in peace, without hate and where respect and tolerance are the basis of coexistence."
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.
The Barcelona striker tweeted: Devastated by what happened in Barcelona. All my support to the city and the families!!
Muy impactado por lo sucedido en Barcelona. Todo mi apoyo a la ciudad y las familias!! pic.twitter.com/xoVp8AuGmH— Luis Suarez (@LuisSuarez9) 17 August 2017
"Devastated by the news from Barcelona. All my support and solidarity to the friends and families of the victims", tweeted the Real Madrid star.
Consternado com as notícias que chegam de Barcelona. Todo o apoio e solidariedade a família e amigos das vítimas.— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) August 17, 2017
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
Our thoughts are with the victims and all those affected by the tragic events in Barcelona this afternoon.— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) 17 August 2017
The badminton Olympic gold medallist tweeted: All my support and love for Barcelona and victims of the attack
Toda mi fuerza y mi corazón con Barcelona y las víctimas del atentado pic.twitter.com/HHbxUeM5h1— Carolina Marin (@CarolinaMarin) 17 August 2017
Support from around the world for the victims of the Barcelona terror attacks
There was also shocked reaction in support of the victims from sports personalities and clubs outside Spain.
All at MCFC are saddened to hear of the attack in the City of Barcelona. Our thoughts are with all affected and the emergency services.— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 17, 2017
On this tragic day, our thoughts are with the victims, their relatives and our friends in Barcelona. We are with you #Barcelona— PSG English (@PSG_English) August 17, 2017
Shocking to see the news in Barcelona... My thoughts are with the victims & their families! 🙏🏽— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) August 17, 2017
Deeply saddened to hear about the attack in the wonderful city of Barcelona. What purpose this barbarity serves is beyond comprehension.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 17 August 2017
The thoughts of Liverpool Football Club are with all those affected by the tragic events in Barcelona.— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 17 August 2017
Barcelona, we’re thinking of you— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 17 August 2017