Post by teddyandtimmysdad on Jul 26, 2012 12:56:44 GMT 8
Scene: Start of a Women's Football match in the London Olympics. Two teams take the field, Colombia and North Korea.
Olympic Failure: The Colombian team player names, positions, and national flag are shown on the "big screen", and flashed on TV around the world. So far, so good. Then the failure. The North Korean team player names and positions are shown on the "big screen" and around the world. Then it happens. GASP - HORROR - instead of the North Korean flag, they show the SOUTH KOREAN FLAG on the big screen and around the world.
The North Korean team leaves the field in protest and goes back to the locker room in protest. Diplomatic wires buzz. A hasty apology is made publicly. The North Korean team eventually comes out an hour later. I wonder what the final appeasement will be, in addition to someone losing their job...
South Korean flag flies above North Korean football team at London Olympics Val Migliaccio From: News Limited Network July 26, 2012 3:19PM
IN THIS IMAGE TWEETED FROM HAMPDEN PARK, A NORTH KOREAN FOOTBALL PLAYER IS SHOWN NEXT TO THE SOUTH KOREAN FLAG, PROMPTING THE WOMEN'S TEAM TO WALK OFF THE PITCH AND DELAY THE START OF THEIR GAME AGAINST COLOMBIA BY MORE THAN AN HOUR. SUPPLIED
THE North Korea women's football team has walked off the pitch before a London Olympics group stage match because they were mistakenly represented under the South Korean flag.
With less than 48 hours before the London Games opening ceremony, Olympic officials were forced to issue an instant apology to the North Korean team after they refused to take the pitch at Scotland's Hampden Park.
The squad became incensed when the stadium's big screen video graphics showed a South Korean flag next to the names of its players.
North Korea was set to face Colombia before the pre-game formalities produced the biggest gaffe of the Games before its official opening.
The match was set to kick off 65 minutes later than planned.
Officials from the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games apologised to North Korean officials.
''Today ahead of the women's football match at Hampden Park, the South Korean flag was shown on a big screen instead of flag North Korea," stated a LOCOG official.
"Clearly that is a mistake. We will apologise to the team and the national Olympic committee and steps will be taken to ensure no repeat." The flag flap did not hurt the North Koreans on the pitch, who rallied to score 2-0 win over Colombia.
They pressed from the start and had several chances before going ahead in the 39th minute.
A long ball into the area bounced off several Colombia defenders before ricocheting off the shin of Kim Song Hui into the net. She then added a second in the 86th from a rebound.
The Colombians had a few chances to equalise before that, with Maria Usme's free kick over the bar their best chance.
stellarboy: perkoalcantara: Their football forum's in Chinese...
Jun 5, 2013 9:23:33 GMT 8
Made in Germany: There should not be any Problem with Hongkong FA, my team in Cebu get lots of support from Hongkong Football players. The Hooligans have nothing to do with the official football and must be condemned worldwide
Jun 5, 2013 9:49:13 GMT 8
deft1: no biggie HK peeps. let's trash talk next time pussies!
Jun 5, 2013 10:19:47 GMT 8
Sam: Yo guys when are the next tryouts? Currently looking for a nearby team in P'Que to join in
Jun 10, 2013 22:07:23 GMT 8
khiksz14: may tao po ba? may gusto lang akong itanong
Jun 17, 2013 19:40:41 GMT 8
khiksz14: pano makaka sali or saan pwedeng sumali ang cousin ko sa any football league or team dito sa pinas? galing po kasi syang spain at uuwi dito 18years old sya ngayon! salamat wala kasi akong idea napag utusan lang po ko.
Jun 17, 2013 19:43:00 GMT 8
stellarboy: khiksz14: Paki-post na lang ng message sa Introduce yourself thread sa Induction section. Salamat.
Jun 18, 2013 10:04:37 GMT 8