Saudi Arabia’s national soccer team on Thursday failed to properly line up for a moment of silence held for the victims of the terror attacks in London.
Saudi Arabia was set to play Australia in a World Cup qualifier when the announcer called for a minute of silence on the pitch, reports The Telegraph.
The silence was intended to pay tribute to the Londoners who died in a terrorist attack Saturday.
While the Australian team lined up and linked arms at midfield, the Saudi Arabian team stood scattered around the field. During the silence, some players stood quietly with their arms around their back while others continued jogging and stretching for their warm ups.
According to Adam Peacock, a Fox Sports reporter, the Asian Football Commission approved the minute’s silence despite Saudi officials declining to participate. The AFC went ahead with the moment of silence anyway.
Pre game minute silence:
AFC approved it pre game.
Travelling Saudi officials said no.
FFA tried to reason, no avail and went ahead.
— Adam Peacock (@adampeacock3) June 8, 2017
Australia ended up winning the game 3-2.