Ireland fans left furious by ITV's national anthem error
'This isn't funny'
Republic of Ireland football fans were angered during ITV's coverage on Thursday night's clash with England at Wembley, as the broadcaster managed to accidentally include the wrong subtitles during the national anthem.
As Amhran na bhFiann played ahead of the 8pm kick-off, the words to Ireland's Call - an anthem associated with Irish rugby - appeared on screen, a point swiftly noted by Irish viewers.
Very quickly, the mistake had been shared high and wide on Twitter, with many asking how the mistake could have occurred.
'Ireland's Call is NOT our national anthem,' read one tweet.
'This is 10 times worse than claiming athletes, this is spitting in our face,' read another.
— Lucy Ní Chonchubhair (@LucyConnor29) November 12, 2020
Everyone laughing about @itvfootball subtitling Amhrán na bhfiann with Ireland’s call subtitles
This isn’t funny.
We get up in arms over absolute nothing incidents but laugh at this utter disrespect
This is 10 times worse than claiming athletes, this is spitting in our face
— Ardal Ó Ceallaigh (@mur52225170) November 12, 2020
Don’t know what’s worse Matt Doherty getting man of the match after us conceding 3 goals or ITV running Ireland’s call subtitles during Amhrán na bhFiann
— Paul Holohan (@PaulHolohan6) November 12, 2020
No. Just no.
Ireland's Call is NOT our national anthem. https://t.co/HGi3WLs1PE
— Maria O Sullivan (@MariaMernagh) November 12, 2020
Irish fans probably weren't feeling much better after the game, either. England strolled to a comfortable 3-0 victory, with goals from Harry Maguire and Jadon Sancho effectively ending the contest before half-time.
After the interval, Dominic Calvert-Lewin completed the scoring with an emphatically dispatched penalty.