Je suis Paris — I am Paris. An extraordinarily simple message, yet one that says oh so much at the same time.
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Since the terror attacks across the French capital 10 days ago, touching tributes and signs of solidarity have poured forward from just about every club, national team and footballing organization around the world.
The club most synonymous with Paris — Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain — will on Wednesday play their first home game, versus Malmo in the UEFA Champions League, since the Nov. 13 attacks, and will do so bearing that simple yet powerful message front and center across their chests.
In tribute to the victims of November 13 attacks, the Paris Saint-Germain players will wear a special jersey which only bears the message “JE SUIS PARIS” and nothing else for their next two matches: against Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday night and again, on Saturday in their Ligue 1 home match against Troyes.
This message of unity will appear on the shirt in the space usually occupied by our main partner Emirates.
The President of Paris Saint-Germain Nasser Al-Khelaifi would like to “especially thank the Club’s partners Emirates, as well as Ooredoo and QNB, who have released their space on the players’ jerseys.”