Belgium's football captain Vincent Kompany has led the tributes to the victims of Tuesday 22 March's terrorist attacks in Brussels. Zaventem Airport and the Brussels Metro were both targeted by terrorists in a deadly attack on the Belgian capital.
Following the dramatic events in the city, the 29-year-old defender took to his Twitter account to express his disgust at the attacks and to offer his condolences to the victims of the families. The Belgium national team, for their part, have already cancelled their scheduled training session ahead of their international friendly against Portugal on 29 March.
In a two-part message, Kompany tweeted: "1) Horrified and revolted. Innocent people paying the price again. My thoughts are with the families of the victims. #Brussels 2) I wish for Brussels to act with dignity. We are all hurting, yet we must reject hate and its preachers. As hard as it may be. #Brussels"
Kompany's sentiment was echoed by a number of his international teammates, including Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne, who described the attack as "unbelievable" alongside the hashtag "#PrayForBelgium".
Meanwhile, Manchester United winger and fellow Belgian star Adnan Januzaj described his anguish at the scenes in the country's capital. He tweeted: "Horrible to see what is going on in Brussels."
Liverpool and Belgium striker Christian Benteke also extended his sympathies to the victims of the attack and asked people to "pray for the world".
His international teammate Jan Vertonghen – who plays for Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur – said: "Can't believe I'm reading these things again..."