Soccer Team Jerseys Drop Sponsor, Add Paris Tribute

'Je Suis Paris' to temporarily take place of Emirates Airline on Paris team's shirts
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2015 9:25 AM CST
Soccer Team Jerseys Drop Sponsor, Add Paris Tribute
A touching tribute to the Paris victims.   (Twitter)

The Paris Saint-Germain soccer team wanted to show the world that its thoughts are with its home city and the victims of the recent terror attacks—so it has (temporarily) ditched a major sponsor from its jerseys and replaced it with a message of solidarity instead, reports For the Win. "Je Suis Paris" ("I am Paris")—reminiscent of the "Je Suis Charlie" message that proliferated after January's Charlie Hebdo attack—will adorn the team's jerseys for the next two games, against Malmo on Wednesday and Troyes on Saturday.

"This [message] of unity [will appear] on the shirt in the space usually occupied by our main partner Emirates," the team says on its website; it also tweeted a photo of some of the players sporting the jerseys. The team says Emirates Airline has given the A-OK for the limited redesign and "has been cooperative throughout the process of memorializing the victims," as the Washington Post puts it. (A poignant conversation about the Paris attacks between a father and son went viral.)

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