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Barcelona and Cambrils terror attacks

World of sport with the victims of Catalonia terror attacks

Many teams, individuals and institutions reacted on social media to the horrific events in Barcelona and Cambrils on Thursday and Friday.

World of sport with the victims of Catalonia terror attacks

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. 

FC Barcelona

In the wake of the attack on Las Ramblas, the club also issued the following official statement:

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

Real Madrid, meanwhile, released an official statement:

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.

Lionel Messi

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."

Luis Suárez

The Barcelona striker tweeted: Devastated by what happened in Barcelona. All my support to the city and the families!!

Cristiano Ronaldo 

"Devastated by the news from Barcelona. All my support and solidarity to the friends and families of the victims", tweeted the Real Madrid star. 

Atlético Madrid


Carolina Marin

The badminton Olympic gold medallist tweeted: All my support and love for Barcelona and victims of the attack

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.

Manchester City


Rio Ferdinand

Gary Lineker




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