Paris has been devastated by the attacks on the city that has reportedly killed hundreds of people. Gunshots and blasts in at least four different areas of the city has set terror amongst the general public. One of the places where the attacks have been carried out is La Perle Cafe.
Interestingly, former Liverpool FC and current Crystal Palace fullback Martin Kelly was reportedly at the cafe, when the attacks were crried-out. This prompted a lot of concern for the 25-year-old football player, on socia media.
#cpfc right-back Martin Kelly is in Paris at the moment. We hope he’s safe. Our thoughts are with all the people of Paris tonight.
a Five Year Plan (@FYPFanzine) November 13, 2015
a LiverpoolFC News (@LFCTransferNRS) November 13, 2015
Soon enough, pictures of Kelly “helping” the victims of the attack started to pour out on Twitter.
Martin kelly helping the injured in the bombings last night he was in a restaurant in Paris when the attacks begun pic.twitter.com/2vIqkvebTS
a Matty Duggan (@mattyduggan) November 14, 2015
Some people even went to the extent of creating memes for the ex-Liverpool FC player.
don’t know if it’s Martin Kelly or not but if so then upmost respect for the guy…I met him once and he was lovely. pic.twitter.com/i2ZgTsGuac
a as? Kirsty as? (@KirstyLFC1892) November 14, 2015
Meanwhile, there were others, who seemed to be irritated at the concern that people showed for Kelly, and not for the rest of the victims.
Martin Kelly is just another person. He’s no different to any other person who’s in Paris tonight so stop acting like he is. a King (@MiraIIas) November 13, 2015
Crystal Palace got in touch with Kelly though, and confirmed on their social media that the 25-year-old was safe.
We have been in contact with @MartinKelly1990 tonight and can confirm he is safe and well.
a Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) November 14, 2015
However, Kelly himself proceeded to dismantle the image of him helping the victims of the Paris attacks, by posting on his Twitter handle, that the man in the above picture was in fact someone else.
I’ve seen pictures of a guy who looks like me helping the victims, just to clarify this wasn’t me. a Martin Kelly (@MartinKelly1990) November 14, 2015
My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends of the victims who lost their lives last night #Prayers4Paris
a Martin Kelly (@MartinKelly1990) November 14, 2015