As with many of yesterday’s international soccer matches, Turkey-Greece began with a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris last week. Things quickly went off the rails, when the home Turkish fans interrupted the silence with boos and chants of “Allahu Akbar’. Accompanying the boos were reportedly chants of “Martyrs never die”
This was the second occurrence of ostensibly rude behavior on behalf of the fans, who had also whistled while the Greece national anthem played. Which, owing to the long, fraught relationship between the two countries, was pretty much inarguably meant as an insult both to the West & to fans of Greece.