West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic dedicated the point earned in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Liverpool to the victims of the weekend’s terror attacks in Turkey.
At least 38 people were killed and many others injured in a twin bomb attack near the Vodafone Stadium, home to Besiktas, on Saturday.
Bilic managed Besiktas between 2013 and 2015 and said the weekend’s events in Istanbul had been “tearing me apart.”
“I would like to dedicate this point to the people in Turkey because we were there for two years, me and my staff,” he told a news conference. “I feel for them and my prayers are for them.
“It’s unbelievable what has happened. They are maybe the best people I have ever met, so it’s very sad.
“It is one of the best cities and one of the best countries. Not because of the nature of the country, but because of the people. They are so friendly, so good and so warm.
“It’s basically tearing me apart what is happening there. Big condolences to the family of the victims.”
Liverpool took an early lead through Adam Lallana on Sunday before Bilic’s Hammers turned the contest around with first-half goals from Dimitri Payet and Michail Antonio.
However, they were denied the victory when Divock Origi netted early in the second half.