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Flawed Norwegian flags cheered a bad French match. A perceptive fan noticed a manufacturing error in the Norwegian flags while watching last Wednesday’s friendly match between Norway and France on TV. The design mistake violated a law of 1898, stipulating how much red background flags can contain in relation to the blue and white crosses, and was reported by the observant former royal guard to football officials immediately following the game, ninemsn.com.au reports. Whilst it didn’t affect Norway’s game, the match didn’t say much for the newly-rejuvenated French team’s or their new coach’s Laurent Blanc skills.

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Flawed Norwegian flags cheered a bad French match

Published on Sunday, 15th August, 2010 at 20:58 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

A perceptive fan noticed a manufacturing error in the Norwegian flags while watching last Wednesday’s friendly match between Norway and France on TV.

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The design mistake violated a law of 1898, stipulating how much red background flags can contain in relation to the blue and white crosses, and was reported by the observant former royal guard to football officials immediately following the game, ninemsn.com.au reports.

Whilst it didn’t affect Norway’s game, the match didn’t say much for the newly-rejuvenated French team’s or their new coach’s Laurent Blanc skills.

French newspaper Le Monde reported after an hour of play that “France tilted in front of a strong and opportunistic Norway,” which beat them 2-1.

Blanc had decided not to select any of the players that participated to the World Cup in Africa because of their bad performance, and as a protest against the former coach’s decision to axe Nicolas Anelka during the match with Mexico. 

Meanwhile, the Football Association of Norway’s spokesman Svein Graff has said the 50,000 flawed flags fans received will be replaced as soon as possible, hopefully prior to Norway’s European Championship qualifier at home against Portugal on 7th September.



Published on Sunday, 15th August, 2010 at 20:58 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

This post has the following tags: laurent, blanc, french, national, football, team, norway, match, world, cup, south, africa, patrice, evra, franck, ribery, girondins, debordeaux, norwegian, flag, european, championships, .





  
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