The European club lights up its stadium in solidarity with the victims of the earthquake in Syria and Turkey
The Belgian football club “Ghent” expressed its solidarity with the victims of the earthquake in Syria and Turkey, which hit the vast territories of the two countries and caused a humanitarian catastrophe.
Ghent lit up the surroundings of its Ghelamco Arena stadium with the colors of the Turkish and Syrian flags, thereby demonstrating its support for the victims of the earthquake.
We will also hold a zondagnacht in Turkey in Syria, Ghelamco Arena at Kleuren van de Turks in Sirische vlage 🙏🇹🇷🇸🇾 pic.twitter.com/Td8QMjzvAS
— Gent AA News (@AAGentNews) February 7, 2023
Ghent posted the photo on his official Twitter account, commenting on it with the words: “In solidarity with Syria and Turkey.”
Ghent tweeted: “Our stadium today and tomorrow is painted in the colors of the Turkish and Syrian flags. Our thoughts are with all the victims and those affected by the earthquake.”
Onze Arena is crowded and morgen in the national kleuren van Turkije 🇹🇷 in Syria 🇸🇾 On the same gedachten gaan uit naar all slachtoffers en betrokkenen big de aardbeving 🙏 #agentpic.twitter.com/z8nnqXKSvq
– KAA Ghent (@KAAGent) February 6, 2023
An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale, in addition to a series of aftershocks, hit parts of Turkey and Syria early Monday morning, causing thousands of casualties, including deaths and injuries, and the collapse of thousands of buildings.
And the Belgian club published on its official website on the Internet another statement in which it confirmed that the stadium would be illuminated with two flags for some time.
“Turkey and Syria were hit by a devastating earthquake,” Ghent said in a statement. “The thoughts of the entire Ghent family are with the residents of the affected area and with all those affected by this natural disaster.”
He added: “In solidarity and compassion for the many residents of Ghent of Turkish or Syrian origin, we will be lighting the Glamco stadium in the colors of the flags of the two countries on Monday and Tuesday evenings.”
Gent is fifth in the Belgian league table with 38 points from 11 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses.
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