Video: Turkey fans boo moment of silence for Paris attacks, then chant ‘Allahu Akbar’
Published on Nov 18, 2015
Nov. 17, 2015 – Video: Turkey Fans Boo Moment of Silence for Paris Attacks, Then Break Out Into This Chant. What was supposed to be a moment of silence to honor the victims of the Paris attacks devolved into a wave of vitriolic booing during Turkey’s game against Greece on Tuesday, which ended 0-0 with more than 17,000 people in attendance.
Turkish fans booed a minute of silence for those killed in #ParisAttacks during a match with #Greece. pic.twitter.com/lP56oXUO19 — Zaid Benjamin (@zaidbenjamin) November 17, 2015
“Our fans should have behaved during the national anthems and during the one minute silence,” Turkey’s manager Fatih Terim said after the match. “Greece is our neighbor. Today is world neighbors day, but our fans didn’t behave like neighbors in this match.”
Reuters reporter Ece Toksabay was at the game and reported hearing chants of “Allahu Akbar,” a claim also reported by CBS, among others.
Istanbul fans boo minute of silence for Paris attacks, chant “Allahu akbar” before Turkey vs Greece soccer friendly — Ece Toksabay (@ecetoksabay) November 17, 2015
this is my last tweet on this as i’m being bombarded with threats&insults, Allahuakbar loud&clear after 2nd minute https://t.co/dojeLvPCuG — Ece Toksabay (@ecetoksabay) November 17, 2015