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Watch: Two Greek Football Teams Stage Moving On-Pitch Protest To Highlight Plight Of Refugees

Watch: Two Greek Football Teams Stage Moving On-Pitch Protest To Highlight Plight Of Refugees
By PJ Browne
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Footballers receive plenty of ridicule for being self-obsessed individuals. Often, it's deserved.

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Two Greek teams bucked that trend on Friday with a sit-down protest to highlight the plight of migrants from countries such as Syria and Iraq.

Ahead of Larissa's game with Acharnaikos, an announcement was made by the stadium PA.

The administration of AEL, the coaches and the players will observe two minutes of silence just after the start of the match in memory of the hundreds of children who continue to lose their lives every day in the Aegean due to the brutal indifference of the EU and Turkey.

The players of AEL will protest by sitting down for two minutes in an effort to drive the authorities to mobilize all those who seem to have been desensitised to the heinous crimes that are being perpetrated in the Aegean.

Both teams, along with their coaches, and the match officials proceeded to sit on the pitch for two minutes in a show of solidarity.
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