Anorak | Glasgow Rangers buy 11 South Korean women footballers – North Korea weeps

Glasgow Rangers buy 11 South Korean women footballers – North Korea weeps

by | 26th, July 2012

IT was the kind of mistake you might suppose the North Korean would roll with. When the second match in group G of the Olympics women’s football tournament began in Glasgow, the boffins in the big screen booth heralded the arrival of the North Korean women’s football team with the South Korean flag.

South Korea is the 13th-largest economy in the world. North Korea is the home of famines human rights abuses and Dear Leader Kim. As said, you think the North Korean would run with it. Instead, the team ran off the pitch, returning after an hour of diplomacy to take on Colombia at Hampden Park.

North Korea called it a “premeditated act”. LOCOG said:

“Ahead of the women’s football match at Hampden Park, the South Korean flag was shown on a big screen video package instead of the North Korean flag. Clearly that is a mistake. We will apologise to the team and the National Olympic Committee and steps will be taken to ensure this does not happen again.”

As the marketing team work out how to create tension and sell tickets for women’s football by offering it as a prelude to World War 3, Scots should be on the look out for 11 ‘South Korean’ women in Glasgow Rangers football shirts. Give them sanctuary and they’ll play for free…

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