Norway vs. New Zealand (To Scale).
During a shooting at a gay bar in central Oslo the night between Friday and Saturday, two people died and 21 are injured.
The Swedish national team defenseman Magdalena Eriksson, who is homosexual and has been in a relationship with the Danish football star Pernille Harder, has made herself known for fighting for the rights and gender equality of LGBT people.
After the shooting in Oslo, Eriksson is deeply concerned.
I've been quite skärd in the last 24 hours and emotionally influenced by what's happened. I think it is absolutely terrible that incidents are still happening. "I really suffer with the victims and their relatives," says Eriksson, who is heated by how the public has joined up about the incident.
Not least in connection with Norway's training international against New 'Eagle at Ullevål last night.
It gives me hope of how much love there is, I get moved and touched. I talked a lot to Maren Mjelde on the Norwegian team and she said it felt important that they played that game so that football can contribute so much even in very difficult situations.
Magdalena Eriksson tells us that she and her girlfriend Pernille Harder have talked about the shooting in Oslo.
We're both as scared. And you really feel that if you attack someone in the LGBT movement, you get attacked yourself.
At the same time, Eriksson admits that she feels fear.
You feel a little scared and threatened. Your whole reality is shaking.
She also says that she thinks it is important to dare to be open.
I think it is important to show that this kind of events must not scare us or back off. We have come a long way with LGBT issues and it is just a matter of continuing. And it inspires me to continue to show where I am in question. To show more clearly who I am. But it is clear that at the same time it is known that there is a risk of it, that you will be more vulnerable.
The Norwegian national team manifested during yesterday's game in Oslo to show their support. Whether the Swedish national team will do something similar in connection with the match against Brazil at Friends Arena in Stockholm on Tuesday is still unclear.
We were told yesterday that it is something that we are going to discuss, it has not landed in anything yet but it is absolutely something we will talk about
Magdalena Eriksson has also expressed her dismay at the event at: social media:
I feel completely devastated when I read about the terrible attack in Oslo. My thoughts go to the victims and their families. My thoughts also go to the whole LGBT-community. If you attack one of us, you'll attack us all. Incidents like these will continue to make us feel insecure and save. And they clearly show that we have a long way to go. Today I would like to pay tribute to the victims, along with the incredible people who are fighting for the rights of LGBT people all over the world
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