In one of the strangest and arguably most offensive gaffes committed against the people of Ireland by the people of Her Majesty's United Kingdom in recent memory, the people who manage the closed captioning at ITV tonight mistakenly subtitled the words of Ireland's Call as the Irish football team sang along to Amhrán na bhFiann ahead of tonight's match against England.
— Lucy Connor (@LucyConnor29) November 12, 2020
— Padraig Reidy (@mePadraigReidy) November 12, 2020
How is this possible? Ireland's Call is a rugby song. Amhrán na bhFiann is Ireland's national anthem. Its words are:
Sinne Fianna Fáil,
atá faoi gheall ag Éirinn,
Buíon dár slua
thar toinn do ráinig chughainn,
Faoi mhóid bheith saor
Seantír ár sinsear feasta,
Ní fhágfar faoin tíorán ná faoin tráill.
Anocht a théam sa bhearna baoil,
Le gean ar Ghaeil, chun báis nó saoil,
Le gunna scréach faoi lámhach na bpiléar,
Seo libh canaig amhrán na bhfiann
It's been a surreal week living on this island and looking out at the workd. The trailer of 'Wild Mountain Thyme' revealed how antiquated America's view of this country is. Now, ITV have shown they don't know which of our anthems is which.