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Norwegian women’s soccer stands with LGBTQ community after attack at gay bar


Players from Norway and New Zealand observe a minute of silence Saturday in Oslo for the victims of the shooting at a gay bar. The Norway and New Zealand women’s national soccer teams played wearing black armbands in their friendly on Saturday, honoring the victims of what Oslo police are now investigating as an act of terrorism in which a reported two people were killed and 21 injured on Friday night.

Lise Klaveness, former footballer and now president of the Football Assn. of Norway, made a statement before the match, as reported by Asif Burhan .

“I am unspeakably sad on behalf of those who have lost someone unmistakable last night, those who went from partying to having to fee for life in central Oslo, those who now have to watch over their loved ones in hospital, and everyone in the LGBTI community as today feel fear and anxiety. The entire Norwegian Football Association is with you.”

“Today, the entire federal board and large parts of the football movement were to meet in central Oslo to parade and celebrate the freedom to love whoever you want. We were to wear all the colors of the rainbow and take the trip to Ullevaal […]

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