Saudi Football May Be Arrested for Dabbing

Saudi Football May Be Arrested for Dabbing
Tuáthla Lucey
Tuáthla Lucey

8 Jan 2018

A Saudi Arabian soccer player is facing jail time for dabbing during a professional football match.

The incident happened during a recent King’s Cup match. In a video that has surfaced from the game, the unnamed Al Nojoom player greets another man, who attempts to give him a high-five. Instead, the approaching player cranks the dab.

The commentators knowing that it is illegal to dab in Saudi Arabia, can be heard saying "no, no, no." in reaction to the player's actions.

The Saudi Arabian National Committee for Combating Drugs is against the dance, and think it has ties to drug culture. The committee’s president has even labeled the dab a “harmful influence on youth” and has warned “those who promote it in public events or on social media will face consequences,”