Borussia Dortmund And AS Monaco Fans Show Solidarity In The Face Of Terror

Dortmund supporters offered beds to travelling fans stranded in Germany after the match was postponed

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Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco did an admirable job of standing up for humanity after the events in the German city on Tuesday night.

German police confirmed "three explosive charges had detonated" on or near the Dortmund team bus as it made its way to the Signal Iduna Park stadium ahead of the Champion's League quarter-final match, the BBC reports. One player, Marc Bartra, suffered minor injuries, and in a press conference, a police spokesman said they were treating the incident as a "targeted attack on Borussia Dortmund's team." They said a fourth, undetonated device had also been found near the team hotel.

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When the match was postponed to 18:45 local time (16:45 GMT) on Wednesday, many Monaco fans who had travelled to Dortmund for the match found themselves stranded in the city. However, in the face of terror, fans of the rival teams stood united.

In what was an amazing demonstration of football bringing people together, Dortmund supporters shared #bedforawayfans in an attempt to house those who needed a place to stay.

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Later in the evening, the fans shared photos from their spontaneous sleepovers and in the true spirit of solidarity, they even exchanged football shirts.

In a statement, Dortmund's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told the media that his team was "in a state of shock." He added: "I hope the team will be in a position to be able to compete tomorrow on the pitch. In a crisis situation like this, Borussia pulls together." Borussia and Monaco, you've both done that brilliantly.