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'Hearts go out to all affected' - Football world reacts to tragic Manchester Arena blast

Goal.com logo Goal.com 23-05-2017

Tragedy struck in northwest England late Monday night, with 19 fatalities confirmed following a blast at Manchester Arena.

Around 50 people also were injured in the incident, which police are treating as a suspected terrorist attack.

And the football world took to social media to express sympathy and support for the victims of the tragedy, which occurred following a concert from singer Ariana Grande.

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

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims. It's a sad day for the great city of Manchester. #Unity

— Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) May 22, 2017

Truly awful news from the great city of Manchester. Thoughts are with all those affected.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 22, 2017

Sickened by what has happened in Manchester. Thoughts go out to everyone. This is literally right around the corner from me. I am safe.

— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) May 23, 2017

Our hearts go out to our friends and all those affected in Manchester following tonight's tragic events.

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— New York City FC (@NYCFC) May 23, 2017

Thoughts and prayers with those affected by the events in Manchester 2nite,and the good people of Manchester.xmb #

— Mark Bosnich (@TheRealBozza) May 23, 2017

Spent 5 great years living in Manchester... truly saddened to hear the news today. Thoughts are with everyone there right now.

— Stuart Holden (@stuholden) May 22, 2017

My family and I are praying for the children, families and all affected by the Manchester bomb.

— Brian McBride (@BMcBride20) May 23, 2017

Terrified at what news may emerge from Manchester. Concert full of children & youngsters. In awe at those who run toward the danger to help.

— Arlo White (@arlowhite) May 22, 2017

Just so hard to believe and understand our world anymore. Thoughts & Prayers to those in Manchester, England. https://t.co/iqfsgQj4NZ

— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) May 23, 2017

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