The football world was sent into shock after news that the Borussia Dortmund team bus had been attacked. Thankfully, there were no life threatening injuries to anyone on board after the three explosions.
What is scary, is that this attack could be possibly linked to Isis. Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reports police finding a letter, containing links to Germany’s fight against Isis in Syria and also responsibility for the attacks. Police are still investigating whether this letter is legitimately a terror threat, or a diversion to fool police The writer of the letter is still being investigated by police, as they try to find the perpetrators.
Dortmund fans have opened their doors to fans of Champions League opponents Monaco. Nothing can break the bond created through football. The two teams will play tomorrow, whilst the investigation remains ongoing. There has been backlash by the Prince of Monaco, suggesting the match should be further postponed.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) April 12, 2017
Maximum security has been arranged for tomorrow’s Champions League fixture between Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
Barcelona defender Marc Bartra was left injured with a broken wrist as a result of the blasts. German Football Association (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel has condemned the attacks in an official statement.
“I wish above all Marc Bartra a speedy recovery and great strength for the whole team to be able to come to terms with what’s happened.”
“I hope that the orchestrators of this cowardly attack can be found quickly and brought to account.”
“It is a strong signal against hate and violence that the football family is standing together regardless of club lines and sporting boundaries.”