Bundesliga Clubs to Honour Berlin Christmas market Attack victims

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(Last Updated On: 2016-12-21)




Berlin, German Football League has announced that Bundesliga clubs would pay tribute to victims by observing a minute silence before games on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Twelve people died and 48 were injured, 18 of them severely, when a truck was driven through crowds in the Breitscheidplatz.

The area is also a traditional meeting place for fans ahead of the DFB Pokal final each spring.

“The Bundesliga will honour the victims of the tragedy in Berlin with a minute of silence at every match on Tuesday and Wednesday. Moreover, players of all teams will wear a black armband.”

“It’s a signal for our solidarity with those affected but also with the citizens of our capital,” DFL president Reinhard Rauball added.

“Those bereaved and the many injured, to whom we wish a speedy and full recovery, have the deepest sympathy of professional football.

“We are all shattered by what happened on a peaceful Christmas market on Monday evening.” a German Football League (DFL) statement said.

Hertha Berlin host Darmstadt on Wednesday, and sporting executive, Michael Preetz told a news conference on Tuesday: “It’s a signal that terror won’t force us to our knees.”

Several Bundesliga clubs also used their social media outlets to pay tribute to the victims of the attack.

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