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ITV Mistakenly Subtitle Words Of Ireland's Call Over Amhrán na bhFiann

ITV Mistakenly Subtitle Words Of Ireland's Call Over Amhrán na bhFiann

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.

How is this possible? Ireland's Call is a rugby song. Amhrán na bhFiann is Ireland's national anthem. Its words are:

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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.

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