Barcelona & Real Madrid Players Pay Tribute To Victims Of Las Ramblas Terror Attack

Players of Spanish football arch-rivals, Barcelona and Real Madrid, have paid tributes to victims of Thursday’s terror attack in the City of Barcelona.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo led the tributes by posting heartfelt messages on their social media pages, as Barcelona announced they will wear black armbands for their match at the Camp Nou on Sunday.

Luiz Suarez, Gareth Bale, and goalkeeper, Marc ter Stegen‏ were not left out, following the terror attack that saw a van rammed into unsuspecting tourist and pedestrians in the busy Las Ramblas tourist area, killing at least 13 persons with 64 injured.

In an official statement released by Barcelona, the Catalan club said: “FC Barcelona wants to express its profound sorrow and utter disgust at the terrorist attack that has hit the heart 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 the club’s 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.” the statement concluded.