Antoine Griezmann’s sister survives Bataclan theater attack in Paris
France forward Antoine Griezmann has revealed his sister escaped safely from the terrorist attack on Paris’ Bataclan Theatre on Friday night.
At least 80 people were killed by gunfire and explosions at the concert venue, one of a number of attacks on the French capital. Griezmann was playing for France against Germany at the time at the Stade de France, where an explosion could be heard nearby as three separate attacks reportedly left four people dead and many more injured.
After the match, the Atletico Madrid player’s focus was occupied by the well-being of his sister Maud, who was at the concert by the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal.
He wrote on his official Twitter feed: "My thoughts are with the victims of the attacks. God take care of my sister and the French people."
Around three hours later, he wrote: "Thanks to God my sister was able to get out of the Bataclan. All my prayers are with the victims and their families. #ViveLaFrance."
Griezmann was among the France team who played against Germany at the Stade de France on Friday. A loud blast was heard during the game, and it subsequently emerged that at least four people died following an attack outside the arena.
Information from Goal.com was used in this report.