Confusion All Around As Wrong National Anthem Played Before El Salvador Friendly (Video)

Chris Wright

30th, March 2015


By Chris Wright

There was confused looks all around before yesterday’s friendly between El Salvador and Argentina in Washington DC when the good folks at the FedEx Field accidentally played the wrong anthem just as the Salvadorian players clenched their fists over their hearts.

After it gradually dawned on the team that they were saluting the wrong song, nobody (including a large proportion of the 58,000+ crowd) quite knew what to do with themselves…

For those unaware, the El Salvador anthem is a completely different tune.

In fact, it’s a straight rip-off of the William Tell Overture (aka, the horse racing music)…

Catchy little number, ain’t it?