On Tuesday the Turkish national soccer team played an international friendly against the national team from Greece and something shocking took place.
Around the same time that Germany/Netherlands game was being cancelled due to a foiled terrorist plot that could have killed hundreds and just a few days after an attack that took place outside of a France/Germany matchup and saw more than one hundred people killed, Turkey and Greece met to play soccer. Before the official start of the game FIFA (the governing body for international soccer) decided that there would be a moment of silence before kickoff. The two teams gathered at the center of the pitch and stood silently in honor of those killed in Paris earlier this week… which was when the stadium full of Turkish soccer fans erupted in the most disrespectful and disgusting manner possible.
In a show of defiance, the Turkish fans began booing during the moment of silence and then followed it up with loud chants of “Allahu Akbar,” the same chant heard being said by some of the terrorists involved in the Paris rampage.
Istanbul fans boo minute of silence for Paris attacks, chant "Allahu akbar" before Turkey vs Greece soccer friendly
— Ece Toksabay (@ecetoksabay) November 17, 2015
How about those “moderate” Muslims in “Western” Turkey we’re always hearing so much about? I guess they aren’t soccer fans…