Captain Rooney and the Red Devils celebrate their Europa League title. After a long moment of silence to reflect on Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester that killed 22 and injured more than 100, the city’s own Manchester United lifted the Europa League trophy on Wednesday. It claimed Europe’s second-tier continental tournament in a 2-0 victory over Ajax Amsterdam in Stockholm.
At the end of the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night, large pink balloons were released from the rafters. The lights came on, and people were starting to pour out of the arena when an explosion killed 22 people. In videos taken from inside the venue, the fans — many of them young girls — can be seen clutching those pink balloons as they start to realize what had happened. The crowd begins to flee, and the balloons are left behind. Now, pink balloons are being used as a symbol of solidarity with Manchester. At a vigil in Germany on Tuesday, balloons were released to honor the victims of the deadly attack. Some restaurants in the U.K. have tied pink balloons outside to show their
Chelsea have announced they will not be parading the Premier League trophy through the streets of London this Sunday. The Blues released a statement on Wednesday detailing their decision to cancel the parade which would have seen the first team board an open top bus outside Stamford Bridge on May 28 and celebrate their PL title success, and a potential FA Cup trophy, with their fans. Below is the statement from Chelsea in full.