Daley, Wilshere & more: Twitter reacts to Boston Marathon explosions

Olympian Tom Daley and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere tweet messages of support after the Boston Marathon explosions

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The scene near the finish line, captured by a Twitter user Photo: Dan Lampariello/Twitter

Three people have been killed and dozens more injured after two explosions hit the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday.

The explosions occurred within 20 seconds of each other as runners finished annual race, which is one of the most popular sporting events in the US.

Sports stars were quick to rally together on Twitter to post messages of support to those affected by the blasts.

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski (‏@Podolski10): “Praying for everyone at Boston Marathon!! #Bostonmarathon #Pray”

Former England captain Michael Vaughan ‏(@MichaelVaughan): “Appalling scenes in Boston…Why? Why ? Why? Ruining the lives of innocent people..!! Thoughts with all affected… #bostonmarathon”

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere ‏(@JackWilshere): “Thoughts with everyone affected by the explosions at the #bostonmarathon horrible scenes.”

Former Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel ‏(@JUANPABLOANGEL3): “My thoughts are with the runners, spectators and families affected by the explosions in the Boston Marathon.”

British Olympian Tom Daley ‏(@TomDaley19943): “Just heard about the tragedy at the #BostonMarathon ….so sad! #PrayForBoston”

Tennis player Andy Roddick ‏(@andyroddick): “I hate hearing stories like the Boston marathon. So senseless.”

American-born Italy international Giuseppe Rossi (@GiuseppeRossi22): “Prayers and thoughts go out to everyone affected by the explosions in Boston. #BostonMararthon #madness”

World No1 Victoria Azarenka ‏(@vika7): “All my thoughts and prayers go to all the victims and families in Boston. So sad. #prayforboston”

Miami Heat basketballer LeBron James (@KingJames): “Prayers goes out to those involved/hurt in #BostonMarathon. WTF is wrong with people man. Just sad.”

Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter): “Sickening news in Boston, really sad, our thoughts are with all the family’s & friends affected.”

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