The Adelaide Oval crowd and Socceroos players all paused to remember the two Australians lost in the weekend’s terrorist attack in London, only for the visitors to fail to do likewise.
Instead the Saudi’s went to their positions and began warming up, as the Socceroos stood with arms around each other on halfway.
It’s understood Saudi Arabian fans also failed to pause and observe the silence in the Adelaide Oval crowd.
Fox Sports presenter Adam Peacock revealed on Twitter post-match that the minutes silence was approved pre-game by Asian Football Confederation Officials, but the request was refused by travelling Saudi team officials. It’s understood Football Federation Australia attempted to reasons with the visiting delegates.
It was thought that Saudi Arabian players did not understand or it was lost in translation. A small number of the opposition players paused and paid respect with the Socceroos.
A spokesperson for the FFA said they were told before the …