La Marseillaise to be played ahead of every Premier League game this weekend

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In the wake of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, the sporting world continues to show its support and solidarity. Following the FA's moving tribute at Wembley on Tuesday night, the Premier League will now pay its respect to the deceased.

A statement released on their official website confirmed a choral version of La Marseillaise will be played before every game this weekend with players and match officials coming together for a minutes silence. 

There are currently 72 French players plying their trade in the top flight, making them the second most represented nation in the league behind England.


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Richard Scudamore, Premier League executive chairman, described it as an act of "solidarity and remembrance" and the "right thing to do".

The world is still coming to terms with what happened in the French capital, but Tuesday's friendly between England and France was a very special occasion.

La Marseillaise was sung from all corners of the stadium and it was a night that anyone in attendance will never forget. 

Chelsea have also announced they will be wearing black armbands incorporating the French flag during their home game with Norwich City on Saturday.

There will also be added security procedures around all stadiums this weekend.


Eight Premier League players took to the pitch for France on Tuesday night and it was clear to see their minds were elsewhere during the 90 minutes.

Arsene Wenger has admitted his concern for Laurent Koscielny saying he did not recognise the player who started at Wembley and will talk to him ahead of their clash with West Bromwich Albion.

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