Nice football team to honor terrorist attack victims with commemorative shirt

Nice football team to honor terrorist attack victims with commemorative shirt
French Ligue 1 club OGC Nice will pay tribute to the victims of July's terrorist attack in the Riviera city by playing in a special kit in Sunday's season opener against Rennes.

Nice will change its traditional red and black colors for a white strip, with the logo of a heart made up of the names of the 85 people who died in the tragedy replacing the usual sponsor logo.

Fans will be asked to remain silent when the players take to the pitch, before a minute's silence is observed ahead of kickoff.

"An individual tribute will be paid to each of the 85 victims," Nice said in a statement on Tuesday.

"Nothing will ever be the same, but we need to get back on our feet."

The victims' names will be read aloud while young players from the club release white balloons.

All fans have been asked to wear white, while all players and match officials will wear a white T-shirt during the warm-up.

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A tribute to those killed will be flashed on the big screen in the 85th minute and will be repeated at every Nice home game this season.

The shirts will be auctioned after the game to raise funds for the victims and selected charities.

Nice was rocked by the tragic events last month when a truck was driven into crowds watching a firework display for Bastille Day, killing 85 people and leaving hundreds injured.

The attack was the worst act of terrorism in France since November's atrocities in Paris, in which 130 people died.