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Old 8th September 2019, 02:28 PM   #1
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Wrong anthem at European qualifiers

https://www.espn.com/soccer/france/s...rmenia-apology

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In an embarrassing mix-up, the wrong national anthem was played for Albania before they faced France in a European Championship qualifier on Saturday.

Players looked bemused as they realised it was the wrong anthem -- Andorra's, according to UEFA's website -- with camera images showing angry Albanian fans making offensive gestures in protest at the error.

...referee Jesus Gil Manzano waited several minutes for the right anthem to be played at Stade de France before starting the game -- which was delayed by nearly 10 minutes.

Then, when the correct anthem was about to be played, there was another embarrassing incident as the stadium announcer apologised to "Armenia's fans" and called on the crowd to respect the "Armenia national anthem"


This diplomatic faux-pas had serious repercussions, as President Trump immediately cancelled peace talks with leaders of the warring factions from Afghanistan
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Old 9th September 2019, 05:31 AM   #2
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It could be worse. Back in 2012, at an international shooting competition in Kuwait, a competitor from Kazakhstan won and they played the parody national anthem from the movie "Borat".
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Old 13th September 2019, 09:34 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Oystein View Post
https://www.espn.com/soccer/france/s...rmenia-apology




This diplomatic faux-pas had serious repercussions, as President Trump immediately cancelled peace talks with leaders of the warring factions from Afghanistan
They plahed Andorra's anthem instead of Albania's? That sounds like somebody just read the list wrong, as I'm guessing Andorra would have been one line below Albania on an alphabetical list. Maybe they should use a ruler or something next time.

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