Belgium stars have tweeted their reaction to the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday as national team training was cancelled following the horrific events.
Belgium are set to play Portugal in an international friendly at Brussels’ King Baudouin Stadium on Tuesday, March 29, but the fixture is now in doubt following suspected terrorist bomb attacks in the nation’s capital.
Brussels Airport was rocked by a double blast on Tuesday morning while another blast was reported by local media at a Metro station in the city. Several people are feared dead with many more injured.
A tweet from the Belgian team’s official account, @BelRedDevils, read:
#tousensemble, our thoughts are with the victims. Football is not important today. Training cancelled.
— BelgianRedDevils (@BelRedDevils) March 22, 2016
Premier League players including Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen and Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet have conveyed messages of alarm and support through Twitter.
Seventy-four time Belgium centre-back Vertonghen wrote:
Can’t believe I’m reading these things again…
— Jan Vertonghen (@JanVertonghen) March 22, 2016
While Mignolet tweeted the name of Brussels Airport:
— Simon Mignolet (@SMignolet) March 22, 2016
Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj added:
Horrible to see what is going on in Brussels 🙏🇧🇪 #Zaventem
— Adnan Januzaj (@adnanjanuzaj) March 22, 2016
Elsewhere, Derdryck Boyata of Celtic wrote:
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims #zaventem 🙏🙏🙏
— Dedryck Boyata (@BoyataDedryck) March 22, 2016