Monday, June 09, 2008

When Even Football Offers No Reprieve

"The Saudi vs. Lebanon match held at the King Fahd International Stadium here on Saturday had an unusual start after officials mistakenly played the wrong national anthem. Fans were left shocked and Lebanese players were visibly angry when the Syrian national anthem began blaring from the stadium’s speakers ...

... Saudi Arabia went on to win the World Cup qualifying match 2-1".
Source

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:27 PM

    What??

    the Syrian National Anthem was played instead of the Lebanese one????????

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  2. Anonymous8:47 PM

    Talk about adding injury to insult. What were they thinking? or were they thinking something?

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  3. rufus BITCH9:31 PM

    whats wrong with that? Its true, lol

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  4. Its probably more a reflection of Saudi incompetence than anything else. Although the symbolism does itch a bit.

    Joseph
    arabdemocracy

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  5. Me thinks Joseph is right ...

    Officials quickly realized their mistake, and eventually played the correct national anthem. However, the error, which was committed by the organizing officials of the tournament, prompted the President of the Saudi Football Federation, Prince Sultan ibn Fahd, to order an official investigation into the incident.

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  6. Anonymous5:49 AM

    psych out...the mental game...and it worked...SA won the match. When the find out who planned it...he/she will get a bonus.

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  7. Anonymous3:16 PM

    I had no idea the Leb soccer team had Lebanese players...

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