SWINDON Town head coach Luke Williams has spoken of his support for German side Borussia Dortmund in the wake of last night’s attack on the team bus.
The Dortmund coach was subjected to three explosions on its way to take the squad to their Champions League semi-final clash with Monaco.
It is an incident that has sent shockwaves through the world of football, but Monaco fans showing compassion to their opposite numbers in the Westfalenstadion, reciprocated by Dortmund fans providing places to stay for travelling fans of the French club ahead of tonight’s rescheduled fixture, is a part of the game that must never be lost, says Williams.
“It’s so terribly sad that the world seems to have gone in this direction of so much hate and people so willing to inflict suffering on other people,” he added.
“I am sure they have a cause they believe in, these people, but we’re all taught from very, very young that two wrongs don’t make a right.
“As hard as it is to try to find a response to something in a civilised manner, that is the only way for progress, is to respond to things we feel is an injustice with a practical solution, rather than violence.
“It’s very, very sad but it’s wonderful to see that football, throughout the world, is always there, no matter how terrible things get, there will always be people willing to play and people willing to follow.”