The Copa America Centenario reportedly witnessed a second goof-up regarding a national anthem in as many days as the last part of the Chilean national anthem was overlapped with a song by American rapper Pitbull before Monday's match in the prestigious tournament.
Fans and players were still singing the national anthem of Chile, when the anthem ended and the rap song began before the team's match against Argentina, which the former lost 2-1, according to a BBC report.
The incident comes close on the heels of a similar mix-up in the tournament on Sunday, when the wrong national anthem was played before Uruguay's match against Mexico.
Incidentally, it was the Chilean national anthem that was played instead of Uruguay's "Orientales, la Patria o la Tumba," according to another report by BBC. The organisers of the 100th edition of the prestigious tournament subsequently apologised to the "people of Uruguay" for the goof-up.
A history of mix-ups
This is not the first time a wrong national anthem has been played in the sporting arena. Kuwait was left red-faced in 2012, while organising a shooting competition, when the organisers played a spoof national anthem of Kazakhstan, according to yet another BBC report.
The anthem was from British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's 2016 satirical film "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," which was criticised across Kazakhstan and was also, reportedly, banned in the Kuwait, according to the report.
Probably the worst was the German national anthem being played with translated Nazi-era lyrics being screened by a Swiss television channel for people all over the world to sing along to, according to a Telegraph report. "This was a profound mistake and we know there is no excuse. But we deeply apologise for it. I hope such a mistake never happens again," channel executive Gion Linder, whose department was said to be responsible for providing the lyrics, was quoted by the Telegraph as saying.