Saturday, 22 February 2020

FA to Pay Tribute to Christchurch Attack Victims

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  • A poster hangs at a memorial site for victims of Friday's shooting, in front of Christchurch Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand March 19, 2019. John Collins, a retired lawyer and Christchurch resident said he was moved by the outpour of love towards the Muslim community from all parts of New Zealand, but also demanded that gun laws had to change. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday (March 18) she would announce new gun laws within days. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

    A poster hangs at a memorial site for victims of Friday's shooting, in front of Christchurch Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand March 19, 2019. John Collins, a retired lawyer and Christchurch resident said he was moved by the outpour of love towards the Muslim community from all parts of New Zealand, but also demanded that gun laws had to change. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday (March 18) she would announce new gun laws within days. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Football Association (FA) has said a tribute will be paid to the victims of the mass shooting in Christchurch before England's European Championship qualifier against Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium on Friday, March 22.

    Fifty people died in the attack on two mosques in New Zealand. Australian Brenton Harrison Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, has been charged with murder over the shootings.

    "We will pay tribute to the victims of the tragedy in New Zealand at the England v Czech Republic match on Friday 22 March," the FA said in a statement.

    "We will remember everyone affected by the terrible events in Christchurch."

    REUTERS