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Serbia FA sack Adam Llajic for refusing to sing national anthem

by | 29th, May 2012

ADAM Llajic has been sacked for failing to sing his country’s national anthem. The Serbian footballer who plays for Fiorentina upset national coach Sinisa Mihajlovic for not singing the national anthem before his side’s match with Spain on Saturday.

The Serbian FA issue a statement:

“Coach Mihajlovic yesterday held a meeting with Ljajic. After hearing Ljajic did not sing the anthem due to personal reasons and that that stance would not change, Sinisa Mihajlovic told the player to return home. The door has not been closed forever on the national team but he needs to change his attitude and officially notify Mihajlovic that he has done so. Then when his form merits it, he can return.”

Everything on telly is now a singing contest. Did Roy Hodgson pick his England team on the basis of singing ability? If he did, it’s more bad news for Rio Ferdinand, who must have fancied himself a better vocalist than John Terry. But maybe Terry is the better tears man, more likely to tremble his lip when the dirge strikes up?

Note: Why not allow the entire crowd to join in by showing the words of the team’s anthems on the big screen, a ball bouncing along as the brass band strikes up? We only boo and hiss the other team’s anthem because we’re bored and don’t know the words. Let us join in. You might well be a proud Englander, but you’d like to smack out the French national anthem, wouldn’t you? The Marseillaise has a rousing beat that all fans can relate to. Let us adopt it as our own. God Save The Queen, for sure, but let’s up the tempo…

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