An FA Cup tannoy announcer left fans in tears of laughter after belting out his own rendition of the national anthem.
Chesham United took on Bracknell Town at the Meadow on Friday night under the lights, but the 2-2 draw on display was overshadowed by some hilarious pre-match antics. Both sets of players gathered around the centre circle before the whistle in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.
But the stadium announcer had only the old version of the national anthem with the words ‘God save the Queen’ available. And so he had to come up with a creative method to ensure the ‘King’ part was sung.
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He began by boldly saying: “Right, the national anthem. I will lead you in song.”
The announcer then delivered a near-masterful rendition as those in attendance watched on in disbelief. Immediately, he made the blunder of singing the old version before correcting his mistake mid-performance, much to the amusement of the crowd.
And fans on social media could not believe the brilliant DIY attempt as a perfect example of what can only ever be experienced at a non-league English ground.
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One Twitter user wrote: “Standing in the queue outside waiting to get in and suddenly hearing this was one of the most unforgettable moments of my life.”
Another fan tweeted: “This might be the funniest thing that I have seen all week.”
A third simply added: “Unreal levels of Partridge.”
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