Lassana Diarra loses cousin in Paris terrorist attacks

French international and Marseille defensive midfielder Lassana Diarra confirmed yesterday that he has tragically lost his cousin who was shot on Friday evening during a series of terrorist attacks in Paris.

In an official statement released on social media, Lassana Diarra said that his cousin Asta Diakite, was for him “a reference, a support and a big sister”.

Another French international, Antoine Griezmann, was more fortunate that his colleague. Griezmann’s sister was at that Bataclan during the hostage situation where tens of people were killed by four terrorists, but she managed to escape unharmed.

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