A FEW GOOD MAN РOr one, to be more precise. While the rest of the Saudi national soccer team disregarded the minute of silence for the victims of the latest terrorist attack in London, midfielder Salman Al-Faraj does the right thing and respectfully stands still.

Before losing 3:2 to Australia, the Saudis players chose to walk to their positions while the Australian team lined up to pay their respect. Apparently a minute’s silence was “not in keeping with Saudi culture.”

This is very much a secular tradition; it’s not like the Saudis were asked to kneel and pray for the souls of those murdered in London a few days ago. But far be it for us to impose any cultural traditions on visitors from overseas; I’m sure the Saudis wouldn’t try to do otherwise with people coming to their country.

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