Was tonight a night for European football?
In September 2001 UEFA cancelled an entire round of Champions League and UEFA Cup matches as a mark of respect for the deaths caused by a terrorist attack on another continent.
On March 11th 2004 UEFA compelled four Spanish teams to play their UEFA cup matches despite the fact that their homeland had been subjected to the largest ever terrorist attack on European soil.
I totally understand the viewpoint that we shouldn't allow terrorists to interrupt our daily lives - but a European nation is in mourning, and calling for mass demonstrations against terrorism at 7am tomorrow "with the victims, with constitution and for the defeat of terrorism" [http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1430_A_1138854_1_A,00.html].
I don't think tonight was a night for European football to be played.
Credit to Glasgow Celtic, who were hosting Barcelona tonight, and elected not to play any music over the PA system before the match, to add at least an air of solemnity and respect to an occasion that in my opinion could have been put off for another, better, day.