Surreal and sad in Saudi Arabia: booing in the minute’s silence for Gigi Riva

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Surreal in Saudi Arabia

Surreal what happened at the’Al-Awwal Park Stadium in Riyadh, the scene of the challenge that pitted Napoli and Inter against each other for the Italian Super Cup. Before the start of the second half of the game è Gigi Riva, the great champion of the Italian national team and Cagliari who died Monday at the age of 79, was remembered.

Inexplicably, booing rained down from the stands during the minute of remembrance. The whole thing è happened despite the announcer's announcement and the photo of Gigi Riva projected on the big screens in the Saudi Arabian facility.

“FIGC and Lega Serie A will observe at the beginning of the second half of the EA SPORTS FC Supercup a minute’s silence to remember one of the most beloved champions in the history of Italian football” it had been made known shortly before.

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