Victor Lindelof speaks out on ‘cruelty and inhumanity’ of Brussels shooting
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 17, 2023 - 06:36PM
Victor Lindelof played in the Belgium vs Sweden game before it was called off at half-time (Picture: Getty Images)

has spoken out against the ‘cruelty and inhumanity’ of the shooting in Brussels on Monday night, which left two Swedish men dead.

Two Swedes were shot dead and another left injured after a gun attack in the Belgian city, shortly before the qualification match between Belgium and Sweden just three miles away.

The match begun and was 1-1 at half-time when players decided they did not want to continue and the contest was abandoned at that stage.

Supporters were kept in the King Baudouin Stadium until the early hours as the gunman was still on the loose, but he was tracked down and Ki**ed by Belgian police on Tuesday morning.

Manchester United defender Lindelof was in the Sweden team that played the first 45 minutes, and spoke of the terrible event on Tuesday.

‘I’m shocked and devastated by the terrible incidents in with the cold-hearted attacks on our fellow Swedes,’ he posted on social media. ‘I’m lost for words for the cruelty and inhumanity, I want to send my deepest condolences to the families and friends of those affected.

‘At the same time, my thoughts go out to all the supporters in last night, no one should ever go to a game of football and feel unsafe when supporting their team.’

Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku were among the players who decided to call the game off (Picture: Getty Images)

Lindelof explained how he spoke to his teammates and then the opponents at half-time and it was quickly agreed that the match should not continue after they learned what had happened.

‘I tried to talk to all the players about how they felt,’ he said. ‘And then I felt that I wanted to speak to the Belgian players. I explained the situation and we were very clear that we did not want to carry on and they completely understood that.

‘There are players who had family and friends here and we wanted to look after our fans. Those who had family and friends here wanted to make contact with them to see if they were OK. People were worried but our security team handled it very well.’

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