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French rugby shows solidarity after Charlie Hedbo terror attacks in Paris

French rugby shows solidarity after Charlie Hedbo terror attacks in Paris
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Following the tragic events that took place in Paris last week, the rugby fraternity came together to pay respect to those that lost their lives in the series of terror attacks. Here is a look at how right the way across the Top 14 weekend, moments of silence were observed.

Teams, management and fans all paid tribute to the victims, with the players wearing shirts that said Nous Sommes Tous Charlie, meaning We Are All Charlie. In a number of venues the French national anthem, La Marseillaise, was sung spontaneously as a mark of solidarity.

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Stade Français and Castres observe minute’s silence after France’s week of terror

Top 14 sides Stade Français and Castres paid tribute to the victims of the Charlie Hebdo and other French terror murders this week in their Top 14 tie in Paris last night, observing a minute’s silence before the match. Players from both sides also wore “Nous Sommes Tous Charlie” (We Are All Charlie) t-shirts as a mark of respect.

 

Following the silence fans sang out the French national anthem La Marseillaise at the Stade Jean-Bouin. A wonderful tribute.

 

Stade won the match 49-13, to go back to the summit of the #Top14.

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  • drg
    7:21 PM 19/01/2015

    Yeh true. I think it's easier to keep all of our 'friendships' down to a rugby level, otherwise things will continue to rear their ugly heads in the future.

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  • reality
    1:58 PM 19/01/2015

    I think the lack of comments is simply that there's not much to say. We all know what happened and we're all shocked, but a rugby forum is simply not the place to discuss how to tackle the problem of Muslim terrorists or to declare solidarity with the victims (living or deceased). If there was a like button for the post I'd say it would have gotten dozens of likes, but there's just not much to say in the way of comments. And anyway, we live in a very politically correct world, so if someone actually speaks their mind and makes a comment aside from the generic, "They're only a minority. Islam is a religion of peace. Let's all be friends" then people would be up in arms and the comment probably censored.

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  • drg
    9:47 PM 18/01/2015

    Wish people could just keep their hands to themselves... I dunno, don't get me wrong, the reprints were a heck of a middle finger reaction, but it sort of makes things difficult to come on here and say "if people just left each other alone then...blahblah"... I suspect the lack of comments on here are to do with the majority of people wishing to stay out of politics on here... I've watched for days at the '2 comments' bit and seeing Colombes comment really makes me think that people need to put differences aside. Charlie Hebdo has a habit of attracting controversy - perhaps in the same manner as South park, I guess it's all kind of funny until they pick on your problem/religion/following/lifestyle etc... but I suppose if you can sit back and chuckle at the stereotypes of it all then maybe that is the key... Depictions of Muhammad? Aren't all photographs or drawings of male muslims 'depictions of Muhammad' - Don't the majority (if not all?) of them carry the name Muhammad? Granted I'm no lawyer and would rather not get into technicalities with a bunch of gun toting lunatics, but you know... thinking about stuff might help more.. I suppose no one is 'holier than thou' so we'll all do something that pisses someone else off... I suppose the majority of reactions we face are just words...and more on the pitch... but mainly words...

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  • colombes
    11:50 AM 18/01/2015

    Goosebumps.. I am rugby, charlie, jew, muslim, policeman, french, nigerian

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  • kadova
    8:07 PM 16/01/2015

    Thanks alot for posting this, RD. You have to know, if you don't know it already, that the French hymn "la Marseillaise" is a war song, so it's appropriate :) You can also check the video here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2efd9n_rct-la-marseillaise-et-le-pilou-pilou-pour-charlie-hebdo_sport This was in stade Mayol in Toulon and the Pilou Pilou, the song shouted by the Toulon supporters before the matches, got its end "parce que Toulon" modifed into "parce que Charlie". The Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal had published previously some of the Charlie Hebdo journalists in his own co and he knew 2 of them in person.

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