Football fans' moving response to Dortmund explosion

As news broke about Borussia Dortmund's team bus being rocked by explosions, the football community around the globe came together in solidarity.

AS Monaco fans

AS Monaco fans show their support for Borussia Dortmund. Source: Twitter

The crisis meant that the UEFA Champions League quarter-final had to be rescheduled to Thursday morning (AEST), while Dortmund defender Marc Bartra will require surgery after being injured by broken glass.

Despite the ordeal, away fans sitting inside the Westfalenstadion awaiting the match showed an inspirational display of solidarity as they cheered in support of their hosts and opposition.

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AS Monaco's official Twitter account also posted a video of their travelling fans cheering for Dortmund.

Le parcage manifeste son soutien à Dortmund et son public ! #BVBASM pic.twitter.com/s3pqwvwzTt — AS MONACO 🇲🇨 (@AS_Monaco) April 11, 2017
Away from the stadium, Dortmund supporters extended visiting fans the chance to prolong their stay in the city to watch the postponed match, using the social media hashtag #BedForAwayFans to offer anyone beds for the evening who was in need of accommodation.

Other clubs from around the world also expressed solidarity.

Individual players with and without connections to Dortmund were also moved by what happened, sending their messages of support to the Bundesliga club.




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Published 12 April 2017 at 8:06am
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