Ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League fixture, Besiktas are asking their fans to engage in football’s first ever ‘silent cheer’.
In a video posted on their official Twitter account, Besiktas have asked supporters to fall silent for the first minute of the match against Benfica in order to perform a special message using sign language.
The first sign will say “We are all against racism,” while the second sign will be “Black Eagles” – which is the Turkish club’s nickname.
— Beşiktaş JK English (@BesiktasEnglish) November 22, 2016
Having previously broken the Champions League record for decibel levels reached inside a stadium (against Liverpool in 2007), Besiktas are now hoping to do the same down at the opposite end of the scale.