Victor Lindelof’s wife Maja shared an emotional post on Instagram after two Swedish nationals were killed in a terrorist attack.
Belgium and Sweden’s Euro 2024 qualifying match was halted at half-time on Monday evening after a shooting killed two soccer fans and seriously injured a third.
After consultation with both teams and the local police, the match at the Stade Roi Baudouin was canceled with a score of 1-1.
Sweden captain Lindelof played in the first half, with his wife calling for him to go home on social media after the terrifying events in the Belgian capital.
In a post on her Instagram story on Tuesday, she said: “There are no words.
“My thoughts are with everyone affected yesterday. To the victims and their families. To all Swedish fans. To Sweden.”
Maja then accompanied a photo of Victor with a touching caption that read, “And I just want you to come home now.”
Lindelof himself, who does not want the match to end, also paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attack on Instagram.
He said: “I am shocked and devastated by the terrible incidents in Brussels and the cold-blooded attacks on our fellow Swedes.
“I am at a loss for words at the cruelty and inhumanity, I would like to send my deepest condolences to the families and friends of those affected.
“At the same time, my thoughts are with all the Belgian fans last night. No one should ever attend a football match and feel unsafe while supporting their team.”
Shortly before 11 p.m., the Belgian National Crisis Center announced on Monday that the stadium had been evacuated.
Fans who remained inside the King Baudouin Stadium for more than two hours after the attack were asked to return home immediately.
A man, who identified himself as a member of the Islamic State and said he was a fighter for Allah, claimed responsibility in a video posted online.
It was reported that police shot and killed the suspect on Tuesday morning at a cafe.