Friday, 13 June 2014

Did You Notice This Last Night, Guys?

So yesterday, during the World Cup opening ceremony, I bet a lot of us didn't notice this but it actually happened. The organizers of the event made a notorious mistake when they confused our country's flag with Niger's.

During the opening ceremony, a giant globe in the middle of the field presented the 32 flags of the nations participating in the World Cup. And when time came for them to announce Nigeria, instead
of our flag, they projected an image of Niger's flag onto the globe! Niger isn't even participating in the competition.

This isn't the first time the wrong flag has been displayed during a major sporting event. In the 2012 London Olympics, a women's soccer match between North Korea and Colombia was delayed because the organizers showed the South Korean flag while introducing the North Korean team, and the players refused to take the field.

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