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.
PM: I am shocked by events in Paris tonight. Our thoughts and prayers are with the French people. We will do whatever we can to help.
— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) November 13, 2015
Stade de France: spectateurs sur pelouses pic.twitter.com/7UOxpQ03g3
— Leparmentier Arnaud (@ArLeparmentier) November 13, 2015
Thoughts are with the people in Paris this evening.
— Marlon Harewood (@Mazer_9) November 13, 2015
Some scary news tonight – thoughts are with everyone in Paris tonight
— Jimmy Bullard (@jimmybullard) November 13, 2015
Why? Why does this have to happen? #prayforParis
— GIUSEPPE ROSSI (@GiuseppeRossi22) November 13, 2015
Im sending massive strength&courage to all family and friends of Paris victims tonight. Im not forgetting victims from all over the world.
— Louis Saha (@louissaha08) November 13, 2015
For such a beautiful a diverse world there are some absolute wrong uns living in it! #ParisAttacks
— Darren Huckerby (@hucks6dh6) November 13, 2015
Thoughts are with the people of Paris. Terrible to hear –
— DannyCipriani (@DannyCipriani87) November 13, 2015
Terrible scenes in Paris again. What is wrong with these people. No doubt religious nonsense at the centre of it again.
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 13, 2015