The Real Madrid icon has put rivalry aside to offer his heartfelt condolences to victims of the Barcelona attack.
Less than 24 hours after Los Blancos inflicted pain on FC Barcelona by crushing them 5-1 in the 2017 Supercopa de Espana, another kind of tragedy has hit the Catalan city. Unfortunately, the proportion of the incident far exceeds that of simply losing a two-legged cup tie.
On Thursday evening, news emerged that Las Ramblas promenade became the scene of a terrible tragedy — reportedly linked to ISIS. A white van is said to have rushed into the crowd, killing one person and injuring over 32. Other sources claim the attack has already claimed the lives of a dozen.
— Martin Lejeune (@Martin_Lejeune) August 17, 2017
Describing the horrible proceedings was nearby resident Tom Gueller, quoted by The Mirror as saying:
“I heard screams and a bit of a crash and then I just saw the crowd parting and this van going full pelt down the middle of the Ramblas and I immediately knew that it was a terrorist attack or something like that.
“[The van] wasn’t slowing down at all. It was just going straight through the middle of the crowds in the middle of the Ramblas.”
The world is reacting to the Barcelona attack on social media while help is being organized and offered to the victims. Like Real Madrid F.C. and multiple celebrities, Cristiano Ronaldo reacted. He tweeted:
— CRonaldoDaily.com (@BreatheRonaldo) August 17, 2017