Victor Wanyama joins Manchester footballing legends in responding to terrorist attack

Victor Wanyama
Tottenham and Kenya star Victor Wanyama. Photo: (used under the Creative Commons Licence)

Following the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena on Monday night entertainment and sports celebrities have taken to social media to share their condolences and shock in the aftermath of the suicide bomb attack in Manchester that killed at least 22 people and left 59 injured.

The attack took place on Monday evening in the foyer of the Manchester Arena stadium, where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had just finished performing. Many of the crowd were young teenagers and children, with the youngest victim so far being identified as an 8-year-old girl from Preston.

Tottenham Hotspur and Kenya sta Victor Wanyama joined others to share their reaction to the attack, Tweeting: “My thoughts and prayers to everyone affected by last night’s tragic events @ManchesterArena”.

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney Tweeted: “Devastating news this morning. Thoughts and prayers are with all those affected”.

Former United and England star David Beckham took to Instagram where he posted: “Heartbreaking news from Manchester. As a father & a human what has happened truly saddens me. My thoughts are with all of those that have been affected by this tragedy.”

UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, President Kenyatta and CS Amina Mohamed have also used Twitter to respond to the atrocity.