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The U.S. TV channel has confused U.S. and Georgian flags

2012-09-13 11:07

American sports channel the ESPN has confused the Georgian flag and the U.S. flag while broadcasting football match Georgia-Spain, the BCM reported. Screenshots of the broadcasting appeared in several sports blogs. The ESPN has not still presented official apology.


As follows from the images spreaded in the social networks, instead of the Georgia flag, the country played the match under the U.S. flag. Bloggers believe, more likely the flags were set by software, which considered that the Spaniards were playing with the national team of Georgia (the U.S. state): in the English language, the name of this state and Georgia are similar, the NEWSru reported.

The match Georgia-Spain took place in the qualifying tournament for the World Cup in 2014. The Spaniards won away 1-0, the only goal was scored by Roberto Soldado on the 86th minute.

It should be noted, this error is very common. For example, having heard about the appearance of the Russian troops in Georgia, ordinary Americans reacted nervously. Upon hearing of the international media about a siege of something called Georgia by Russia, some Internet users have rushed to find out what the Russian troops had been doing in Atlanta (the state capital).


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