Whoops! World Cup opening ceremony displays the wrong nation’s flag

June 13th, 2014

imageThis guy has the correct Nigeria flag. (Getty Images)

As we all know, Thursday’s World Cup opener did not go off without a hitch.

A bank of floodlights in Sao Paulo’s stadium went out inside the first 15 minutes of the match, the doves released met an untimely demise, and we all know about Pitbull’s costume. But even though we kept a running diary of everything that happened yesterday, we still managed to miss the perhaps most egregious moment of the entire day:

Yup, the organizers of the World Cup opening ceremony displayed Niger’s flag on the giant globe… while announcing Nigeria. Oops!

H/T Yahoo!Sports

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