Stade De France explosions: Twitter reacts to blasts during France v Germany

Twitter reacts to the news of several explosions at the Stade De France during France v Germany on Friday night

At least 18 people have been killed in several shootings in Paris as well as explosions at the Stade de France during France’s international friendly clash against Germany.

Three explosions were reported outside a bar near the Stade de France, where France were hosting Germany, and video footage of the match clearly captured at least one of the blasts.

French president Francois Hollande was watching the match and has been moved to safety, according to reports.

Fans were being held inside the Stade De France after the final whistle after hostages were taken at the Bataclan arts centre.

According to the Associated Press, a police official said 11 people were killed in a Paris restaurant in the 10th arrondissement and about 35 were killed at the Bataclan centre.

Here are some of the initial tweets from the sporting world as social media reacted to the news of the attacks.

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Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane (Photo: Raphael Varane / Instagram)
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