Saudi team blows off moment of silence for attack victims
Saudi Arabia’s soccer team sparked social media outrage this week when its players roamed around and stretched during a minute of silence for victims of London’s June 3 terror attack.
An entire stadium of Australian soccer fans watched Thursday as Saudis took their positions during a minute of reverence for those who perished last week’s London Bridge massacre. A Fox Sports announcer said after the World Cup qualifying match that Saudi officials rebuffed the request.
A spokesman for Football Federation Australia had a different take — the request was technically granted, although the Saudis would not take part in a foreign custom.
Thursday’s match ended with the Australia’s Socceroos winning, 3-2.