WATCH: Football players in Greece delay match with sit-down protest against 'brutal indifference' of migrant deaths
AEL Larissa and Acharnaikos players (and coaches) staged a sit-down protest consisting of two-minutes of silence at kick-off to show solidarity with refugees crossing the Mediterranean to escape the Middle Eastern conflicts. On Saturday, 39 migrants were killed while attempting to reach safety in Europe.
The protest was called to highlight the 'brutal indifference' of EU and Turkish authorities to the plight of refugees taking the dangerous voyage.
The protest has gained international attention as the video of the players engaged in two minutes of silence to remember refugee children who have been killed crossing from North Africa has been shared across the media.