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Thursday Jan 15, 2015

French rugby shows solidarity after Charlie Hedbo terror attacks in Paris

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.

credit: canal plus/gorpitsen junior

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.

– See more at: http://www.follow-rugby.com/videos/2972/category/Features/6/Stade-Franais-and-Castres-observe-minutes-silence-after-Frances-week-of-terror#sthash.m7gopMkR.dpuf

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