One footballer found himself at the centre of the Paris terror attacks in more ways than one last night, as the horrendous situation unfolded.
Atletico Madrid and France star Antoine Griezmann was not only playing at the Stade de France when the Paris terror attacks were taking place, but his sister was also caught up in the hostage situation at the Bataclan.
France v Germany carried on match, despite the sounds of bombs going off and the French President being evacuated to safety, but for Griezmann, the horror was only just beginning.
As fears that the hostages were being killed off one by one started to circle on social media, the world watched on in horror.
While countless people lost their lives, Griezmann’s sister managed to escape, and he took to social media to express his thanks and support for those who were less fortunate.
Grâce à Dieu ma soeur a pu sortir du Bataclan. Toutes mes prières vont aux victimes et leurs familles. #ViveLaFrance
— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) November 14, 2015Advertisement
As he frantically tried to locate his sister and make sure she was safe, the first tweet reads:
Big thought for the victims of the attacks. God takes care of my sister and the French.
When he finally found out she was safe, three hours later, he tweeted:
Thanks God my sister was able to exit the Bataclan. All my prayers go to the victims and their families.
While Griezmann’s sister is safe, there are tens of others who aren’t, and our thoughts and prayers go out to them.