Hey, Kaepernick! Good news — you’re not the biggest d-bag in sports anymore!
(Still a d-bag. Just not the biggest.)
This is what the ‘moment of silence’ in honor of victims of the London attack looked like.
— Farshid Raminfar (@Farshidraminfar) June 8, 2017
Notice anything … strange about it?
One team is lined up in a neat row… the other one has taken the field. Their captain was even warming up. Because… who cares about some dead Anglos, right?
2 Australians were killed in the London terrorists attacks. Australia vs Saudi Arabia soccer match had a moment of silence, S.A. Ignored it
— TJ Durfee⚾️ (@27TimTim) June 8, 2017
That’s right. There were Aussies, killed too.
Which team decided NOT to participate in the minute of silence? (In the video, you can actually hear something actually YELLED OUT during the moment of ‘silence’. It’ a indistinct, but there is something familiar about it…
The SAUDI team. Here’s a little more info:
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
People tried to take up for them playing the ‘different culture’ card.
Saudis had no problem lining up for OTHER moments of silence. For lives they give a damn about.
1st match of the Silver Cup Zedan v UAE paying a respectful minute of silence for late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/NhObtDAggJ
— PoloLine (@Pololine) January 23, 2015
— Times of Oman (@timesofoman) January 23, 2015
Not just Saudis, either.
— Persian Football (@FootballPersian) June 8, 2017
Oops. There goes the narrative.
Maybe Saudis just aren’t that into you.
Sick stuff, right? Rather than leave you on a sour note, here’s a blast of awesome. Enjoy!