Notre Dame fire leads to outpouring of grief from Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Man Utd star Paul Pogba

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FOOTBALL’S biggest names have come together to express their sadness following the horrendous fire of Notre Dame.

Firefighters were able to save the two towers but the famous spire and roof of the 850-year-old building collapsed in the blaze.

Neymar uploaded this sketch of The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Notre Dame is one of France’s most iconic buildings and is visited by millions of tourists every year.

Frenchman and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe was one of the first to share his grief by simply uploading an image of the building engulfed by flames.

It was acknowledged by David Beckham, who played in Paris before hanging up his boots, with three crying emojis.

Mbappe’s fellow team-mate Neymar shared an artist’s sketch of The Hunchback of Notre Dame who is hugging the building.

Alongside the image is the caption: “Pray for France.”

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba uploaded a picture of the cathedral to his Instagram alongside a broken heart and an emoji of him in tears.

Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette would also upload two pictures with crying emojis.


Alongside a video of the spire falling, former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba added: “Sad for The Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris.”

The fire was declared under control after nine hours although it is not yet clear the cause of the disaster.

Hundreds of millions of euros have already been pledged to help rebuild the cathedral including £172m from France’s richest man Bernard Arnault.

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Paul Pogba also shared his grief on social media

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Firefighters battled long into the night to tackle the blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral
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