It’s a beautiful thing when two countries come together to honor human life.
Players from France and England’s soccer teams united to pay tribute to those who were affected by the terror attacks in London and Manchester.
In Tuesday’s friendly at Stade de France, players walked out to “Don’t Look Back in Anger” by Oasis, which the mostly French crowd sang along to.
— England (@England) June 13, 2017
Then, the national anthems were played in reverse order with “God Save the Queen” following “La Marseillaise.” To close out the pregame ceremony, a minute of silence was held for the victims.
“We are very grateful to the French for offering us this tribute,” England coach Gareth Southgate said. (USA Today)
It’s great the clubs realize that in the grand scheme of things, soccer is secondary.