Socceroos, Saudi Arabia apology: London terror victims minute’s silence, FFA statement

THE Saudi Arabian Football Federation has apologised for any offence caused by their players’ actions during a tribute to the London terror victims before the Socceroos’ World Cup qualifier.

Saudi Arabia’s players appeared to snub a minute’s silence dedicated to two Australians, Sara Zelenak and Kirsty Boden, who died in the recent London terror attacks.

The pre-game tribute was approved by the Asian Football Confederation after Football Federation Australia’s application.

Now, the Saudi Arabian Football Federation has released a statement on their team’s actions.

“The Saudi Arabian Football Federation deeply regrets and unreservedly apologises for any offence caused by the failure of some members of the representative team of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to formally observe the one minute’s silence in memory of the victims of the London terrorist attack on 3 June 2017, prior to the World Cup Qualifying match against Australia in Adelaide,” the statement read on their website.

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