So said England manager Roy Hodgson about tonight’s match between England and France. Only four days after the attacks in Paris, including one during a Germany-France game, the French national team stepped onto the pitch in London. On the bench were two players directly affected by Friday’s attacks: Lassana Diarra, whose cousin was murdered, and Antoine Griezmann, whose sister escaped the Bataclan shooting.
Fans from both sides joined in a rousing rendition of “La Marseillaise,” the French national anthem, to which the French government had this response:
Some fans had an even better idea:
Sadly, it didn’t seem to catch.