Sports Teams Pay Tribute to the Victims of the Manchester Terror Attack (Videos)
With the city of Manchester still reeling in the wake of Monday’s horrific terror attack, sports teams around the world took time on Tuesday to pay tribute to the victims.
At least 22 people were killed and another 59 injured in a suicide attack at Manchester Arena around 10:30 p.m. on Monday night, right after the conclusion of a concert by American pop singer Ariana Grande. It was the worst terror attack in Britain since the 2005 London transit bombings that claimed 56 lives.
In Ottawa on Tuesday, prior to Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL held a moment of silence for the victims.
It was so quiet you could hear a pin drop:
A moment of silence was held before Game 6 in Ottawa as our thoughts are with the people of Manchester. pic.twitter.com/xixchoB9I7
— NHL (@NHL) May 24, 2017
The NBA also held a moment of silence at Quicken Loans Arena prior to Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics:
Meanwhile in Manchester, Manchester United held a moment of silence during a closed training session in preparation for the Europa League Final agains Ajax:
Finally, in New York the Yankees took a slightly different approach to honoring the victims of Monday’s attack. After a moment of silence prior to Tuesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, they played “God Save the Queen”:
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) May 23, 2017
Pretty hard to ignore the symbolism of playing “God Save the Queen” at Yankee Stadium.
Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims.