The Bundesliga is deeply saddened to hear of the news from Paris. According to reports, on Friday evening at least 129 people were killed and 352 more seriously injured in a series of attacks in the French capital.
The French police are reporting that there were at least seven different locations where these attacks took place. In the Bataclan concert hall it is believed that there were numerous casualties as a result of a hostage situation. The area surrounding the Stade de France, where an international friendly between France and Germany took place last night, was also among the attack sites.
League President Dr. Reinhard Rauball: "These attacks have shaken us to our core. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families."
DFL CEO Christian Seifert: "The news coming out of Paris is shocking. Our sympathy goes out to the families of the victims and the people of France."
Joachim Löw (national team coach): "We are all shocked and shaken. From my point of view, the sport and the game are completely secondary. There’s nothing to say about them. Of course, I remembered hearing the sound [of the alarm] for the bomb scare earlier. Because we had already been in a state of shock, everyone on the bench thought back to earlier in the afternoon. When I heard the sound [outside the stadium], I could imagine what it would be."
Oliver Bierhoff (national team manager): "There was a huge amount of uncertainty in the dressing room after the game and a strange atmosphere. You could see how shocked the players were. They immediately went to their mobile phones to find out what was happening or to phone home."
Angela Merkel (German Chancellor): "I have been deeply shaken by the news and the pictures reaching us from Paris. My thoughts are with the victims of these apparent terrorist attacks, their relatives and everyone in Paris."