THE Saudi Arabia football team ignored a minute’s silence held in memory of the victims of the London Bridge terror attack
There was outrage among fans as the Saudi players failed to pause in tribute to the eight people killed in London when three terrorists struck on Saturday night.
The pause was held before the country’s World Cup qualifying match against Australia in Adelaide today.
But while the Australian side bowed their heads together and the rest of the crowd stood to reflect, the Saudi side trotted around continuing to warm up for the game.
Even the substitutes and coaching staff on the bench failed to rise to their feet, while there were claims Saudi supporters shouted throughout the supposed period of silence.
The Football Federation of Australia wanted to pay their respects to the fallen in London, who included two Australian nationals.
Three terrorists wearing fake suicide vests drove a van into pedestrians at 50mph on London Bridge before attacking revellers with hunting knives.
In an attack lasting little over eight minutes, the terrorist gang screaming “This is for Allah!”, launched their rampage, stabbing and slashing at innocent victims with 12 inch blades.
A spokesperson for the FFA said they were told before the game that the Saudi team would not be taking part in the tribute.
The spokesperson said: ‘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.