Players from the Israeli and Polish football teams stood silently after the whistle instead of kicking the ball.

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During a football match between Israel and Poland in the city of Lodz, players observed a one-minute silence in memory of those who lost their lives in the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

The European Football Association had rejected the players’ request for a minute’s silence, prompting them to decide that after the whistle, they would not kick the ball for a while and stand in silence. This protest was a joint decision of players from both countries, honoring those who have died in the recent conflicts in the Middle East.

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