NORTH Korea’s women’s football team were last night involved in the first major blunder of London 2012 when they walked off of the pitch after the South Korean flag was instead incorrectly displayed.
The fixture, against Colombia, was scheduled to begin at 7.45pm at Hampden Park, Glasgow, and eventually began over an hour later after the images of the South Korean flag were presented alongside the names of the players during a video played on the stadium’s big screen.
A statement from London 2012 organisers said: “Ahead of the women’s football match at Hampden Park, the South Korean flag was shown on a big screen video package instead of the North Korean flag.
“Clearly that is a mistake, we will apologise to the team and the National Olympic
Committee and steps will be taken to ensure this does not happen again.”