EPL 2015-16: French national anthem to be played in weekend's action

Chelsea have announced their players will wear black armbands incorporating the French flag.

Updated: Nov 20, 2015, 00:12 AM IST
EPL 2015-16: French national anthem to be played in weekend's action
Arsenal's French international Olivier Giroud

New Delhi: England's approach to honour the victims in France who lost their lives to recent terror attacks in Paris will be highlighted once again.

The French national anthem - La Marseillaise - will be played before this weekend's Premier League matches. England fans recently gave a warm welcome for the French international team in the friendly tie at Wembley on Tuesday, that was hugely appreciated by the visiting team players.

As EPL resumes again on Saturday, a choral version will be played after the coin toss, with players from both teams coming together with match officials in the centre circle. This gesture is viewed as an act of solidarity for the 129 people who died at the attacks in paris by terror outfit ISIS.

La Marseillaise was also sung before England's win over France on Tuesday. France have many nationals that are plying their trade in the Premier League.

Majority of teams have French players in their squad.

Chelsea have announced their players will wear black armbands incorporating the French flag during their home game with Norwich City on Saturday in their official site.

There will also be special security arrangements for the public and players in and around the stadiums.