Tragedy in Paris means Arsenal players may return early

ParisThe unbelievable atrocities in Paris last night has filled the world with sadness, and there could be some serious repurcussions affecting the football world as well.

The bombs that were let off outside the Stade De France, where France were playing a friendly match against Germany, were only a small part of the city wide terrorist attacks, but the French Football Federation have now cancelled their open training session today and there will be talks with the English FA about whether to cancel the scheduled game against England on Tuesday.

An FA Spokesman said last night: “It is a very serious and tragic matter,”

“If there is any update on the match on Tuesday we will announce in due course.

“We will liaise with the French Football Federation over the weekend. “The FA sends its deep condolences to the victims of this tragic event but to say anything else would be inappropriate.”

While stressing that no decision to cancel the game has been made yet, the FFF president Noel Le Great said in a statement: “The French Football Federation shares the emotion that shakes the nation following the tragic events of Friday in Paris and around the Stade de France.

“The FFF shares the grief of the bereaved families and relatives.”

Fans flock onto the pitch after bombings

Fans flock onto the pitch after bombings

But there are also much bigger concerns for the FFF and UEFA about fans’ safety at next year’s Euro 2016 tournament, which is being held in France. Le Great told L’Equipe: “For the Euro, there was already a big worry. Today it’s obviously even stronger.”

But for the moment, the game should be cancelled, and the French given some time to mourn their dead and concentrate all their efforts on catching every single terrorist responsible for last night’s atrocities….

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  1. SoOpa AeoN says:

    Meaningless Game…….when the Lives of footballers and the masses is at stake………. The game can be postponed or completely cancelled!…… Right now Let’s concentrate on Bringing back the peace

  2. Bolly from Borehamwood says:

    Cancel it out of respect for the dead and injured.
    My condolences to friends and families.
    Peace and love.

  3. Sack-Wenger says:

    Why they dead, nothing would bring them back.
    Is a minute of silence not enough respect for people you dont know and probably would not help if they starving on the streets.

    It is sad yes, but be honest you not interested in their life.

    Let the games continue

    1. NY_Gunner says:

      Even as harsh as you put it. I agree.

  4. Sack-Wenger says:

    I am happy though that our gunners will return fresher

  5. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    My condolences are with the Boss, Laurent Koscielny, Mathieu Flamini, Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud including others at Arsenal FC for the irreparable loss of their fellow country men, women and children to the murderous hands of the terrorists yesterday in Paris. Let the forced to depart souls rest in peace. Amen. And let God of mercy gives a good and fast recovery to the injured ones, I think that Tuesday scheduled Wembley friendly match between England vs France is postponed till another date. Yes, it should be to allow the French players to reflect on this IS heinous act as they receive condolence greetings. Yes, Gibbs, Koscielny, Ozil and Giroud should all return early to Arsenal FC, latest on Monday for training. While the others join them later on.

  6. Okayblack says:

    Tragedy, again, Islamic terrorist… Does that ring a bell?
    Africans/Nigerians are used to it by now i guess. Shame on these terrorists….

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