Possibly Olympic's first mishap.

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  1. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

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    Was working today at the women's Olympic football matches at Hampden Park, in Glasgow.
    Somebody somewhere (no doubt getting paid a lot of money) showed on the big screen the wrong Korean flag, south instead of north I think, causing a bit of a diplomatic accident.
    The Korean team refused to go on the pitch before an official apology was issued.
    The game was delayed for about 1 hour.
    We cannae get a thing right! :cry:
     
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  2. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    just seen on BBC News
     
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

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    Don't laugh at us too much :ohmy:
     
  4. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

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    What are they moaning about, jeez?! :whistle:


    :giggle:
     
  5. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Aye, the bloke that does the boards at football matches, some of the top earners in the Uk them...:laugh:
     
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  6. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Anyway, maybe he was a football fan and didn't want to put us through another women's football match :boxing:
     
  7. YahudaMoon

    YahudaMoon Über Member

    Was listening about this on Radio 5 Live just after the ladies foootball

    Fantastic :laugh:

    Im sure it's happened before not long back with the Koreans ?
     
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

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    Do you mean the men's teams?
     
  9. OP
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

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    Glasgow
    Do you think that bloke is the person that decides what to screen? I think it's somebody higher up.
    BTW, the police presence is extravagant, IMO, what a waste of public money when more G4S or similar would have been sufficient.
     
  10. soulful dog

    soulful dog Senior Member

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    Glasgow
    Ouch, that's got to have been hugely insulting for them!

    That'll be us in North Korea's bad books now. :eek:

    Edit: What sort of crowd was there today Pat? I briefly considered going to watch the France v USA game, but after hearing they'd only sold around 6000 tickets and the other 30,000+ had been handed out free to schools and youth groups, I decided not to bother!
     
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  11. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    just seen on BBC News

    Was listening about this on Radio 5 Live

    Yeah yeah, but CC was represented right on the front line by our own Pat"5mph".:bravo::bravo::bravo:

    I think for today we will refer to Hampden Park as a British football stadium.:biggrin:
     
  12. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    Watch out for gerbil powered missiles then....

    I had to laugh at the people there who obviously didn't know it was the wrong flag and were wondering what had happened.
     
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  13. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Didn't a spoof version of their anthem get played by mistake?

    As for our mistake.... :banghead: Time was, I would have said the British would never get such a thing wrong. Sadly, now, I'm not surprised.

    Actually, the people they ought to get to run this stuff are the people who do royal protocol and logistics. They are the creme de la creme,
     
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    Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

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    Yes, I think this is a brilliant way of assessing the situation! :thumbsup:
     
  15. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

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    Wasn't that Kazakhstan? In any case, they'll probably be the next diplomatic incident....
     
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