Wrong Spanish national anthem played at badminton championships

Carolina Marin put up a brave face as the fascist lyrics rang out

LAST UPDATED: 21 Aug, 2015 @ 14:02
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BADMINTON world champion Carolina Marin kept a straight face as event organisers mistakenly played the old fascist national anthem during the Jakarta medal ceremony.

Carolina Marin
Carolina Marin

The Badminton World Federation apologised for playing the Franco-era lyrics, written by fascist poet Jose Maria Peman.

Marin, the defending champ, joins the company of cyclist Alberto Contador, who upon winning the Giro d’Italia in 2011 was also greeted by the old anthem.

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