Saturday, June 10, 2017

Saudi Soccer Apologizes for misbehavior of team not mourning for terror victims

Saudi Soccer Apologizes After Team Skips Tribute To London Rampage Victims

Australian soccer players (in yellow) observe a moment of silence for the victims of last week's London attacks prior to a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia's national team on Thursday in Australia.
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The Saudi Arabian Football Federation issued an apology after its national team provoked outrage in Australia by not formally participating in a moment of silence for London rampage victims.
Ahead of a World Cup qualifying match on Thursday in North Adelaide, the Australian players lined up in a row, put their arms around one another and stood silently in memory of the eight people killed on Saturday.
Members of the Saudi team largely appeared to disregard the tribute, with some milling around the field. One player appeared to bend down and tie his shoe, which can be seen in a video from Euronews.

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