Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Fans boo, chant 'Allahu Akbar' during moment of silence for Paris attacks before Turkey-Greece game (VIDEO)

In what has to be one of the most vile displays of behavior in the history of sport, fans at a soccer "friendly" in Istanbul whistled, booed and chanted "Allahu Akbar" during a moment of silence for the Paris attacks on Tuesday.

Before the Turkey-Greece men's soccer match, some Turkish supporters booed and chanted Allahu Akbar — an Islamic phrase meaning "God is great" — during a scheduled moment of silence for the Paris terrorist attack victims, according to an Ankara-based Reuters correspondent.

The shouting can be heard on video, which apparently also includes the chants of "Allahu Akbar" after the two-minute mark.

The terror attacks in France last Friday killed at least 129 people after ISIS militants attacked locations around Paris. The majority of the deaths occurred at the Bataclan theater, where the attackers opened fire at a jam-packed rock concert. Suicide bombers also detonated vests outside Stade de France — the national stadium — where France and Germany were playing a friendly soccer match. Only one civilian was killed at the stadium thanks to security which prevented the terrorists from entering.

Sports venues around the world have been supporting Paris with moments of silence in honor of the victims.

It just goes to remind us that not everyone is standing behind Paris after the attacks.

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