When ISIS terrorists first struck during an international break this season, the world looked on in horror.
The explosions were clearly heard in the Stade de France, during a match between France and Germany, and both teams spent the night in the stadium for safety reasons, as the true horror of the attacks unfolded.
As more details emerged, the football world banded together in solidarity, with the Wembley arch lighting up in the colours of the French flag, and many footballers sharing their grief on social media.
Now, after the Brussels attacks during this international break, the Red Devils have cancelled their training, and the football world has reacted again.
Football takes a backseat at times like this:
#tousensemble, our thoughts are with the victims. Football is not important today. Training cancelled.
— BelgianRedDevils (@BelRedDevils) March 22, 2016
The horror, especially for the Belgian players, is clear:
— Alderweireld Toby (@AlderweireldTob) March 22, 2016
Horrible to see what is going on in Brussels 🙏🇧🇪 #Zaventem
— Adnan Januzaj (@adnanjanuzaj) March 22, 2016
This should never happen once, let alone multiple times:
Can't believe I'm reading these things again…
— Jan Vertonghen (@JanVertonghen) March 22, 2016
— Sebastien Pocognoli (@SPocognoli15) March 22, 2016