Thursday 14 December 2017

Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona applauded for offering his home as safe place for those fleeing Manchester attack

Denny Solomona
Denny Solomona

Callum Davis

Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona has been applauded after he offered up his home to people fleeing the Manchester Arena attack.

As many as 22 people are thought to have been killed when a man detonated a bomb as fans tried to leave an Arianna Grande music concert at the Manchester Arena.

The hashtag #RoomForManchester began to trend on Twitter as fans, many of them children, fled the area.

"If you still haven't got a place and need somewhere to stay for the night please DM me #RoomForManchester," Solomona wrote on Twitter.

Many hotels also said they would provide free hotel rooms – including to children separated from their parents.

Desperate parents and friends of people who were at the Manchester Arena when the terror attack occurred have been frantically searching for loved ones.

Solomona's gesture was applauded by a number of his followers including former England and Lions winger, Ugo Monye.

Solomona, 23, was called up to England's squad to face Argentina this summer but is now likely to miss the series through injury.

He had spent the past week at an England camp in Brighton before returning to Manchester after sustaining a foot injury.

A number of rugby players past and present expressed their shock and sadness at the terror attack.

"Disgusting cowards. Can't believe what I'm reading this morning. Thoughts and prayers with everyone involved," wrote England scrum-half, Danny Care.

"Heartbroken hearing the news coming from Manchester. Great city, wonderful people. Sickening cowardly act. Why?" wrote former Wales fly-half, Jonathan Davies.

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