Teams across America honor victims of Paris attacks with stadium tributes
Across professional and college sports on Saturday, many teams paid tribute to the victims of Friday’s attacks in Paris. Some played the French national anthem, presented the French colors, and held a moment of silence.
The message of solidarity was clear.
At West Point, Army’s football team took the field with both an American flag and a French flag.
In Ontario, Canada, the Ottawa Senators paused for a moment of silence before their game against the Rangers and played France‘s national anthem.
Before Air Force played Utah State, a member of the Air Force parachuted onto the field with France’s flag.
The Clippers played France’s national anthem at the Staples Center in Los Angeles before playing the Detroit Pistons.
In Montreal, Canada, the Canadiens paid tribute to the victims and played the French national anthem while the ice was lit in the colors of France’s flag. Montreal is located in the province of Quebec, where French is the sole official language.
At LSU, the Tigers’ captains took the field carrying the national flag of France before their game against Arkansas: