It’s taken me a little while to decide whether to write this or not as I don’t want to stray outside the brief this website set for itself when we set out on the ClaretandHugh adventure.
But first and foremost we are human beings with deep emotions and feeling inside our claret and blue hearts so here goes and I hope I write for all Irons everywhere.
On behalf of this site I send our heartfelt condolences to all those who died or are being held captive by unspeakable forces who moved in on a wonderful city last night.
On behalf of Hammers supporters we say: “We stand with you.”
Watching the scenes that unfolded in the stadium as France took on Germany to the sound of explosions outside was a tragedy for football and sport – a unifying force between nations for years.
Fans scared to leave the stadium flocked onto the pitch (seen above) and the German players remained in the stadium all night for security reasons.
It’s truly shocking that such an act of terrorism looks certain to halt the match between England and France on Tuesday and it’s a tragedy for mankind that such psychotic minds are being let loose on the world.
On behalf of ClaretandHugh our thoughts and those of football everywhere are with France and its people today.
Stay safe Paris – stay safe!