Friday, 16 May 2008

Cup Fever

On the BBC News this evening it was announced that both the Welsh and the English national anthems would be played before kick-off at tomorrow's FA Cup final between Cardiff City and Portsmouth. As far as I'm aware, there is no English national anthem. I presume the newsreader was referring to 'God Save the Queen', which is the British anthem and so should be equally applicable to both teams. I think this might be something to do with trying to boost the TV viewing figures by turning the match into a quasi-home-international.