It has been revealed that France National player Lassana Diarra, who played in the match against Germany, has had his cousin Asta Diakite killed during the terrorist attacks in Paris. In his statement he says that Asta was: ‘a big sister to me. In this climate of terror, it is important for all of us who are representatives of our country and its diversity to speak and remain united against a horror that has no colour, no religion.’

Fellow French player Antoine Griezmann said that his sister Maude had escaped the attack at the Bataclan concert hall saying on his social media that ‘God take care of my sister and the French,’ continuing with ‘Thank God my sister was able to exit the Bataclan. All my prayers to the victims and their families.’

Meanwhile in the Australian top football league, the A-league, Sydney FC’s French defender Jacques Faty has denied that he has any friends or families caught up in Balaclan concert hall disaster contrary to what reports in Australia have said.


P. Antonopoulos is currently a Candidate for an MA Degree, writing his dissertation on the Saudi-Iranian Geopolitical Rivalry in the Syrian War.

You can follow him on twitter: https://twitter.com/oulosP

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