Pray for Paris: Beckham, Martial lead Arsenal and Man United stars on social media
Man United striker Anthony Martial and former PSG man David Beckham 'Pray for Paris' after Friday's attacks
David Beckham and Anthony Martial were among the first footballers to ‘Pray for Paris’ as France declared a national state of emergency after at least 120 people were killed in Paris on Friday night.
The French capital was subjected to a night of gun and bomb attacks in which 80 people were reportedly killed in a concert hall, and people were shot dead at bars and restaurants at five other sites in Paris.
There were also explosions near the Stade de France as France were 2-0 winners against Germany in an international friendly, with French president Francois Hollande in attendance.
And world football united behind the people of Paris and France as Beckham, Martial and more professionals took to their Instagram pages to Pray for Paris after Friday night’s attacks.
Manchester United striker Martial was playing in the friendly at France’s national stadium as an explosion was heard outside the ground.
Bayern Munich and Germany forward Mario Gotze wasn’t involved in Friday night’s match but was clearly moved by the events in Paris.
United defender Chris Smalling is digesting the horrific events in the French capital.
Former England captain and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Beckham posts a poignant message on his Instagram page.
Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista may have been playing against bitter rivals Argentina last night, but his thoughts are with Paris.
Finally, former Chelsea and Netherlands defender Mario Melchiot is distraught to see Paris suffering.