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Friday, 9 June 2017

Saudi Arabia national football team decline minute of silence for London Bridge attack victims [VIDEO]

Their lack of respect for the dead, brought what they ended up having at the end of the Game.... Shame on Saudi

The Saudi Arabia’s football national team yesterday declined to observe minute of silence in honour of the victims of the London Bridge terror attack.

The shocking incident happened ahead of the FIFA World Cup Asian qualifying match between Saudi Arabia and Australia.

The stadium announcer called for a minute’s silence, while Australian players on the field lined up at the center circle with their arms on their teammates’ shoulders, the Saudi Arabian team ignored the tradition and took their positions on the pitch.

Officials said that the minute’s silence was approved by the Asian Football Confederation before the game and that Saudi Arabia’s national team agreed to the tribute only for the players to refuse to pay their respects when the call came.

Terror attack at London Bridge last Saturday claimed the lives of seven people, including two Australian citizens.


After the game, a spokesperson for Football Federation Australia, FFA, also confirmed that they had an agreement with the Asian Football Confederation to hold minute’s silence for the victims of the London Bridge terror attack.

“The FFA sought agreement from the Asian Football Confederation and the Saudi national team to hold a minute’s silence in memory of those lost in Saturday night’s terror bombings in London and in particular the two Australian women.

“Both the AFC and the Saudi team agreed that the minute of silence could be held.

“The FFA was further advised by Saudi team officials that this tradition was not in keeping with Saudi culture and they would move to their side of the field and respect our custom whilst taking their own positions on the field”

Australia went ahead to win the match 3- 2, leaving Saudi Arabia at 16 points in their qualifying group.

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