WATCH: Saudi Arabia players refuse to pay tribute to victims of London Bridge attack

It’s not unusual to see Twitter being flooded with rants on a daily basis but Saudi Arabia football team’s decision to not pay tribute to the fallen victims of the London Bridge attack seems to have frustrated quite a number of people.

The incident occured prior to the World Cup qualifier between Australia and Saudi Arabia at the Adelaide Oval. Moments before kick-off, the stadium announcer called for a minute of silence, which led to the Australian players moving to the middle of the field and having their arms linked in formation.

But the Saudis appeared to be unperturbed as they stood in a random formation throughout the entire minute of silence. Several Saudi players stood with their arms folded, while a number of them even continued to warm up during the silence.

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According to multiple reports from Australia, Saudi’s substitute bench also failed to stand up and pay their respects during the minute of silence. Predictably, this sent Twitter into complete overdrive.

Unfortunately for the Saudis, the extra bit of warm-up failed to inspire them in the match as Australia pulled off a stunning 3-2 win, courtesy of Tom Rogic’s second half winner.

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