No doubt the crowd inside the Stade de France could not have fully understood the horror of what had just taken place around Paris as they watched the contest between France and Germany.
Yet the firm reverence in their voices provided a haunting balm in walkways inside the stadium as the crowd moved at the direction of security.
In unison they sang the French national anthem La Marseillaise:
Dans un tunnel de sortie du Stade de France, sortie dans le calme.... Et la Marseillaise. #fierPosted by Karl Olive on Friday, November 13, 2015