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It was somber mood in the house of France International Lassana Diarra after he lost his cousin at the terrible Paris Attack on Friday night. Diarra who was playing for France against Germany in Paris on Friday revealed that his cousin Asta Diakite was one of those whose lives had been lost.
‘Good evening to everyone. After the dramatic events in Paris and St Denis yesterday it’s with a heavy heart that I address you today.
As you perhaps already read I have been personally effected by these attacks my cousin Asta Diakitie was among the victims of one of the shootings that took place, just like hundreds of other innocent French people.
For me she was a great support, a big sister
In the climate of terror it’s important for all of us, who are representatives of our country and its diversity, to speak up and stay united in the face of a horror which has neither colour nor religion.
‘Together we must protect, love, respect and peace. Thank you to everyone for your updates and messages. Take care of you and yours, and may the victims rest in peace.’ Lassana Diarra shared.
As well as the 129 known to have died, 352 people were also wounded in the attacks on Friday in Paris. It was later confirmed there were two suicide attacks and one bombing near the Stade de France, killing three people.
Diarra’s France team-mate Antoine Griezmann revealed on Saturday morning that his sister had escaped safely from a rock concert at the Bataclan Theatre, where more than 80 people were killed in the worst of the attacks.