Divine Intervention: Mark Clattenburg Stops Saudi Arabian Cup Match During Extra-Time So Players Can Answer Call To Prayer (Video)

Chris Wright

25th, January 2018


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Ex-Premier League official Mark Clattenburg was faced with a predicament he surely didn’t come across in referee school during the latter stages of Wednesday night’s clash between Al Feiha and Al Fateh in the Saudi King’s Cup.

With the score level at 1-1 after 90 minutes, the engrossing encounter duly went to extra-time.

However, Clattenburg then had to temporarily suspend play just five minutes into additional time when the evening call for prayer echoed across the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Sport City Stadium from a nearby mosque…

Just when you thought you’d seen it all. We sincerely hope Clattenburg remembered to add on time for holy stoppages.

For the record, Al Feiha went on to secure a late 2-1 win thanks to an 118th-minute strike from Sami Al Khaibari.

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  1. VieuxSang says:

    After working in Iraq recently, the call to prayer supersedes anything going on at the moment. Myself and two Scots were left changing a shaft on a patrol boat by ourselves after the morning moan began.

  2. Dr. Cajetan Coelho says:

    Prayer is a source of strength and stamina to many. Long live prayer.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Just to clarify, you are not exactly required to stop everything you’re doing when you hear the call to prayer; but it is highly recommended an in proper etiquette to turn down the volume for everything else and answer back the call, silently.

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