Video: French fans sang La Marseillaise as they were evacuated from the Stade de France
A video of French football fans singing their national anthem as they were evacuated from the Stade de France, where three were killed by an explosion, has gone viral and is being hailed as an act of defiance.
France declared a national state of emergency and has closed its borders on Friday night after dozens of people were killed in multiple shootings in the country's capital.
AP is reporting that the three explosions consisted of two suicide attacks and a bombing occurred near the Stade de France.
The President of the French Football Federation Noel Le Graet has confirmed that there was an explosion at entrance gate 'J' at the stadium which killed three people.
CRAZY: You can literally hear the bomb go off during the France & Germany match... https://t.co/Cv7KNma6IP— Uber Football Facts (@UberrFootbaII) November 13, 2015
Another video where you can hear the bomb that killed 3 people and injured many at an entrance to Stade de France. https://t.co/R8cwqQignq— Transfer Site (@TransferSite) November 13, 2015
Le Graet, presented the facts he was aware of them: “A bomb exploded at the entrance of Gate J. There are three dead and several injured.”
The 60,000 fans in the stadium for the friendly with Germany were slowly ushered to safety and a video has emerged of French fans singing Le Marseillaise as they made their way to safety.
Dans un tunnel de sortie du Stade de France, sortie dans le calme.... Et la Marseillaise. #fierPosted by Karl Olive on Friday, 13 November 2015