Claiming that it’s not “in keeping with their culture” to observe a respectful moment of silence for London terror victims, Saudi Arabia’s soccer team refused to participate.
The Daily Mail reports:
The Saudi Arabian soccer team refused to line up for a minute’s silence for the London terror victims on Thursday night because it is not in keeping with their culture.
A spokesman for Football Federation Australia explained they were told a minute of silence was ‘not in keeping with Saudi culture’ ahead of the match.
Fans were left outraged at the display ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Australia in Adelaide.
Pictures show the Australian team lined up at the halfway mark, with the Saudi players ignoring the gesture as they get in formation to start the game.
Saudi players on the bench refused to stand for the minute’s silence.
. . . . [S]ome Saudi fans claimed it was not within Islamic culture to take a moment of silence to respect the dead.
‘They come from a different culture. They just don’t understand the point of being silence for a minute to show sadness.. we never do it in KSA,’ one fan wrote.’
Supposedly, it’s not their “culture” to observe a moment of silence, but it sure looks like implicit support for the London terrorists.