The big international news today centers around a series of bombings in Brussels, Belgium that happened this morning. There are two confirmed explosions at the Brussels Airport and one at a subway station. The current death toll stands at 26 with 130 injured. The broad consensus at present is that the bombings are the result of international terrorism.
Tottenham Hotspur features a number of Belgian international players in its ranks, most of whom are back in Belgium to participate with the Belgian national team during this week's international break. Thankfully, the club was quick to update its supporters and reassure them that all of Tottenham's Belgian contingent currently with the Red Devils – Toby Alderweireld, Nacer Chadli, and Mousa Dembele – are safe and unharmed. Jan Vertonghen was not named to the squad as he is still recovering from injury.
We've been in contact with our @BelRedDevils players who are safe and well.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 22, 2016
While it seems almost crass to focus on only one subset of potential victims in this tragedy, this is a Tottenham Hotspur blog and the safety of its Belgian players is both topical and of interest. It goes without saying that we as a staff at Cartilage Free Captain mourn the loss of life in Belgium from these attacks, and our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Brussels during this time of crisis.