Manchester City, United express condolences after explosion
Premier League soccer clubs Manchester City and Manchester United expressed their shock after a explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester that killed 22 people and left 59 others injured on Monday.
Manchester City opened up their stadium in order to help people following the deadly blast and to help family members who still have loved ones missing.
It's with great sadness we hear of the terrible events at the Arena. Our hearts go out to all affected and to our city's emergency services.— Manchester City (@ManCity) May 23, 2017
We are deeply shocked by last night’s terrible events at the Manchester Arena. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected.— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 23, 2017
UEFA is shocked by last night's attack in Manchester. Our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those affected.— UEFA (@UEFA) May 23, 2017
Spanish team Real Madrid also released a statement saying it "expresses its deepest dismay at the attack committed in Manchester and wants to convey its solidarity with the victims and their families and friends. At the same time, it wishes the prompt recovery of the injured."
UEFA, soccer's European governing body said they don't believe that the UEFA Europa League Final in Stockholm to be played on Wednesday is the target of any attacks
"UEFA has been closely working with local authorities and the Swedish FA for many months and the terrorist risk had been taken into account since the very beginning of the project. Furthermore, a number of additional security measures were implemented following the attacks in Stockholm last April," a UFEA statement said.