Bath Rugby Fan’s Moving Video Of Minute’s Silence For Paris Attack Victims Outside French Stadium

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy


Moving video footage of a minute’s silence held outside a French sports stadium has emerged as rugby fans paid tribute to those affected by Friday’s Paris attacks.

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Two short video clips, tweeted by a Bath Rugby supporter, show a crowd of people in front of the Stade Mayol in Toulon, where a match between Bath and Toulon was called off in the wake of the devastating attacks.

It was decided that supporters of both teams would hold a minute’s silence on Sunday (November 15) at 3.15pm GMT – the scheduled kick-off time of the postponed match – as a mark of respect to those affected by the tragedy.

The first video shows a large crowd of mostly men standing in silent vigil outside the stadium under clear blue skies.

In the second video, the crowd erupts into spontaneous applause in an apparent show of solidarity and defiance.

A decision on when the postponed match will be held should be made during the coming week.