Monaco fans sing Dortmund songs after hearing about team bus explosions

Mark Critchley

Monaco supporters showed solidarity with fans of Borussia Dortmund after explosions in the vicinity of the Bundesliga side’s team bus caused the Champions League quarter-final between the two clubs to be postponed.

Marc Bartra, the Dortmund defender, is being treated in hospital for minor injuries following the incident, which occurred as the team made their way to Signal Iduna Park for the match.

Supporters of both clubs were already at the stadium ahead of the evening kick-off.

Once reports of the unfolding situation reached the away section, Monaco’s supporters began to sing the name of their opponents, chanting 'Dortmund, Dortmund!'

Dortmund supporters received the support warmly and applauded the gesture from their travelling counterparts.

The club’s official Twitter account later thanked Monaco’s fans, tweeting: “Thanks for your patience and understanding and the "Dortmund! Dortmund" chants, dear supporters of @AS_Monaco_EN!”

Dortmund have also invited Monaco supporters who need accommodation in order to attend Wednesday’s rescheduled match to use the hashtag #bedforawayfans.

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