Paris shooting: Football grounds to honour Charlie Hebdo attack victims this weekend

A minute's silence will be observed at football grounds throughout France this weekend as a mark of respect for the 12 people killed in the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced on T
A minute's silence will be observed at football grounds throughout France this weekend as a mark of respect for the 12 people killed in the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced on Thursday. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - A minute's silence will be observed at football grounds throughout France this weekend as a mark of respect for the 12 people killed in the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced on Thursday.

"Following the terrible attack yesterday at the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, the French Football Federation has decided to observe a minute's silence in all fields of the Hexagon (France) this weekend, at national and regional matches," the FFF said in a statement. France is nicknamed The Hexagon for the six-sided shape of the country.

"The entire family of French football joins the general spirit of solidarity and affirms its support for the families of the victims."