Stoke City defender Geoff Cameron was raised in Boston and still has family in the area. When he heard about the bombing in Boston on Monday, he shared what happened next:
“I got a text message from a good friend in the States saying: ‘Have you heard about Boston? There’s been two bombings at the marathon. I switched on the news as I called mom, dad and the family to check they were alright, because some of them work downtown in Boston.
“Both my sisters run triathlons and I feared they would be running or cheering on their friends who are runners.
“It was tough seeing those graphic sights live, blood on the streets of Boston and wounded people everywhere.
“Thankfully dad answered right away and told me mom was safe and my sisters were okay too. But those few seconds waiting for dad to pick-up were the longest of my life.
“It was scary! I was angry, shocked, horrified, sad and scared at the same time. You get a text and suddenly your life is out of control for a moment and your heart stops beating until you hear dad’s voice saying: ‘Everyone’s safe, we’re well away from it.’
Our heart, prayers and condolences go out to all those impacted by the bombings in Boston.
Here are today’s Premier League news headlines:
- Geoff Cameron has spoken of his hell in the moments that followed the Boston bombing — The Sun
- Martin Jol has laughed off suggestions he could make a move to sign Frank Lampard — Sky Sports
- Swansea insist they have not received bids for Michel Vorm or Ashley Williams — This Is South Wales
- Juan Mata has played 117 games with no break since August 2011 — The Mail
- Tottenham Hotspur ponder risking Gareth Bale against Manchester City — The Guardian
- QPR push on with new stadium plans despite looming relegation — The Independent
- City speculator: Cardiff owner to spend £25m on top-flight return — Evening Standard
- Stiliyan Petrov says he is lucky to be alive after his first year of leukaemia treatment — BBC Sport
- Craig Bellamy in tears as he declares ‘sky’s the limit’ for promoted Cardiff City — The Telegraph
- Arsenal’s Arsène Wenger criticises Everton for going ‘over the edge’ — The Guardian
- Who is going to pay £17m for Andy Carroll? — The Mail
- Roberto Martínez: Season is a failure if Wigan are relegated — The Guardian
- Wayne Rooney ‘impossible to buy’ from United, claims PSG’s Carlo Ancelotti — Telegraph
- Craig Gardner leads a Paolo Di Canio chant on the train to Tyne-Wear derby — Dirty Tackle
- Drunk-looking Andrey Arshavin swears, tries picking a fight outside a London club — 101GG
- Wigan boss Roberto Martinez claims Premier League clash is bigger than FA Cup Final — The Star