The football galore turned mournful

It’s the glitter and the celebrations, and disappointment and sorrow; this is what a football stadium is known for. This is what a football fan feels and goes through during and after a game.

80,000 football fans turned up at Stade de France to feel the same and cry cheer and stand up for their national teams. It was the ostentatious event of a friendly football match between France and the world champions, Germany. Though it was only a friendly game, but it had to be entertaining, it had to be flashy. The fans watched with sparkling eyes awaiting a thrilling game.

The thrill never remained to the game and the stadium. There was a thunderbolt jolting the capital city, Paris and three loud explosions were heard from outside the stadium while the spectators inside saw the home team perform intensely and Oliver Giroud netting a late first half goal to put France into a 1–0 lead. As soon as the early reports of the attack in Central Paris came, French President Francois Hollande, who was one of the attendees of the match, was hurried from the stadium but the game kept going on.

The minds of the fans clouded as the state of Paris intensified. The national teams of France and Germany continued their battle on the pitch but a late second half goal by substitute Andre-Pierre Gignac sealed the deal and France emerged as the winner of the friendlies.

The result of the match had no meaning and significance for the teams and the fans by now. As Police blocked the exit points, the fans hurled on the pitch and though there was no visible panic, the evacuation of the stadium was only completed by midnight.

Paris, by now, was blanketed by terror. As the players walked off the pitch, the game didn’t mean anything to them; that the madness Paris had witnessed was beyond imagination. The glitter turned red and the celebrations into mourning.