Pretty hard to f' up playing the anthem for true but it has happened. Semi-Canadian Robert Goulet went south on the United States anthem back in the early sixties before a boxing match at Madison Square Garden in the Big Apple. If you Google/You Tube anthem fails you will find a number of mess ups.
The most recent anthem error was this week. The Globe and Mail picks up the story:
Kazakhstan’s shooting team demanded an apology after a spoof national anthem from the comedy film Borat was played instead of the real one at a medal ceremony in Kuwait, the BBC reported on Friday.
The team’s coach told Kazakh media the organizers of the Kuwait tournament had downloaded the parody from the internet by mistake and had also got the Serbian national anthem wrong.
Don't you hate when that happens? "The spoof anthem, from the movie featuring British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan”, praises Kazakhstan for its superior potassium exports and for having the cleanest prostitutes in the region."
At least the spoof anthem is not negative towards Kazakhstan.