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France striker Antoine Griezmann confirms that sister escaped Bataclan carnage unharmed

Published 14/11/2015 | 12:56

French midfielder Antoine Griezmann (C) in action during last night's friendly international at the Stade de France which was targeted by terrorists
French midfielder Antoine Griezmann (C) in action during last night's friendly international at the Stade de France which was targeted by terrorists

France forward Antoine Griezmann has revealed his sister escaped safely from the terrorist attack on Paris' Bataclan Theatre on Friday night.

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At least 80 people were killed by gunfire and explosions at the concert venue, one of a number of attacks on the French capital.

Griezmann was playing for France against Germany at the time at the Stade de France, where an explosion could be heard nearby as three separate attacks reportedly left four people dead and many more injured.

After the match, the Atletico Madrid player's focus was occupied by the well-being of his sister Maud, who was at the concert by the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal.

He wrote on his official Twitter feed: "My thoughts are with the victims of the attacks. God take care of my sister and the French people."

Around three hours later, he wrote: "Thanks to God my sister was able to get out of the Bataclan. All my prayers are with the victims and their families. #ViveLaFrance."



The Atletico Madrid star was involved in the international friendly with Germany at the Stade de France which was also targeted by terrorists.

Three people were killed at entrance Gate J of the stadium by an explosion while there were another two explosions close to the venue.

The game continued into the second half despite the fact that one of the explosions could be heard inside the stadium and players watched events unfolding in Paris on TV before emerging for the second half.

In an inspiring show of defiance, French fans sang La Marseillaise as they were slowly evacuated from the ground after the game.

Dans un tunnel de sortie du Stade de France, sortie dans le calme.... Et la Marseillaise. #fier

Posted by Karl Olive on Friday, 13 November 2015

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