Premier League ponder pre-match Marseillaise

Date published: Thursday 19th November 2015 12:00

Wembley France

The Premier League is considering playing the French national anthem before all matches this weekend as a mark of respect for those affected by the terror attacks on Paris.

The idea was discussed at a meeting of club officials on Wednesday and a decision is expected later on Thursday.

It follows England and France fans joining together to sing La Marseillaise at Tuesday’s friendly international at Wembley, to remember the 129 people who died. England fans also held aloft a mosaic of the French flag during the national anthem.

It is understood a number of Premier League clubs were keen on the idea, especially those with French players in their squads.

The Premier League is also expected to detail any new security measures that fans can expect at matches after Friday’s attacks, one of which targeted France’s game with Germany at the Stade de France. Germany’s friendly against Holland in Hanover on Tuesday was also cancelled due to security concerns.

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