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14th Nov 2015

Premier League star Martin Kelly was caught up in the Paris terror attacks

There was confusion over this photo...

Kevin McGillicuddy

Martin Kelly was caught up in the terror attacks which struck at the heart of the French capital.

Paris awoke to news that 128 of its citizens were dead after a devastating terror attack across the city that has shocked the world.

Eight terrorists are dead after multiple attacks across the city including a music venue, cafe and a reported suicide attack at the Stade de France as France hosted Germany in a friendly.

Crystal Palace defender Martin Kelly was spending the international break in Paris where he posted a picture of a restaurant that he was dining at on Friday night on Instagram.

That area of the city was the scene of a terrorist attack with gunmen opening fire on a cafe close by.

There was confusion about the safety of the former Liverpool player in the immediate aftermath, as pictures of a man with a likeness to the 25-year-old defender, appeared on social media.


However it was later confirmed that the man in the picture was not the Palace player and the tweet was taken down.

His club Crystal Palace later issued a brief Twitter message to say the player was safe.

Kelly’s brother also confirmed the player’s safety.