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Turkey’s moment of shame as Paris silence booed

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Turkish football fans have been slammed for booing and chanting during a moment of silence for victims of the Paris terror attacks.

As Greece met Turkey for the first time in almost a decade following their recent hostilities, security was amped up at the Istanbul Basaksehir stadium.

And the Turkish fans let themselves down in what was meant to be a pre-match moment of reflection held at a number of football matches across Europe, including England’s clash with France at Wembley Stadium.

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Turkey manager Fatih Terim was furious with the behaviour of the country’s fans.

“We shouldn’t portray ourselves like this,” he told TV8, reports.

“When our fans act like that, we will have a hard time explaining ourselves to the rest of the world.

“Why can’t we show just a minute of respect?”

The sold-out match ended in a goalless draw.

The silence was impeccably observed in London, where the crowd delivered an emotionally charged rendition of the French national anthem.

English fans also formed a mosaic in the colours of France’s flag before the match began, while players joined arm-in-arm in tribute of the terror victims.

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