WATCH: Greek teams stage sit down protest to bring attention to the ongoing refugee crisis

Two second division Greek teams sat down as the game kicked off as a tribute to the hundreds who have lost their lives

Two teams in Greece's second division held a sit down protest for two minutes before a league game as a tribute to the hundreds of refugees who have lost their lives trying to reach the Aegean islands

The protest took place in the wake of a boat capsizing off the coast of Greek island Samos, which is close to Turkey. 26 people died in the accident and Larissa and Axarnaikos decided enough was enough when they staged the protest during their match on Friday night. They sat on the field for two minutes and stood after the protest to applause from both sets of fans.

Prior to the protest, an announcement was made over the PA stating, "The administration of AEL, the coaches and the players will observe two minutes of silence just after the start of the match in memory of the hundreds of children who continue to lose their lives every day in the Aegean due to the brutal indifference of the EU and Turkey.

"The players of AEL will protest by sitting down for two minutes in an effort to drive the authorities to mobilise all those who seem to have been desensitised to the heinous crimes that are being perpetrated in the Aegean."