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# Anthem

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# Controversy
Hearts apologise after Orange Order’s ‘The Sash’ is played over PA system
Video footage emerged on social media of the song being relayed in the stadium.
# looking ahead
England fans warned not to boo Italy anthem
Meanwhile, Gareth Southgate has revealed Phil Foden could miss Sunday’s Euro 2020 final.
# Protest
Germany fan with rainbow flag invades pitch during Hungarian anthem as row heats up
Meanwhile, EU leaders and Hungary traded barbs over the new law banning LGBTQ educational content for children.
# Apology
US Soccer scraps controversial anthem kneeling ban
‘We apologize to our players – especially our black players – staff, fans, and all who support eradicating racism.’
# Hong Kong
Thousands of protesters gather in Hong Kong before legislators debate national anthem law
In the Central business district, police shot pepper balls at protesters and searched several people.
# Controversy
'I would never condone anyone booing anyone's anthem'
Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill was less than impressed with a section of the crowd at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday.
# In all of us command
Canadian senate backs a plan to make its national anthem gender neutral
The bill now awaits royal assent from the governor general to become law.
# Arizona
Dallas Cowboys become latest team to take a knee in opposition to Trump
The team’s players knelt before the national anthem last night, before standing and locking arms with owner Jerry Jones during the song itself.
# Anthem
The right tone: Performing the national anthems at Ireland and England's historic 2007 match
Many people in Ireland worried about how the Croke Park crowd would react to ‘God Save The Queen.’
# Anthem
Shoulder to shoulder: why Ireland's Call became the anthem for rugby's new era
Trevor Ringland and Jim Glennon discuss what the anthem means to them.
# issue
Mickey Harte says GAA flag and anthem changes a possibility
The Tyrone boss believes the move could happen “when the time is right”.
# looking ahead
GAA could limit future use of Irish flag and anthem
“The Brexit is going to affect the GAA the same as it’s going to affect everyone else,” president Aogán Ó Fearghail said.
# Pride
An emotional CJ Stander absolutely belted out Amhrán na bhFiann today
The South Africa-born back-row has been learning the anthem in recent weeks.
# Adopted Irishman
CJ Stander has been learning Amhrán na bhFiann in Ireland camp
The Munster captain may make his debut as soon as next weekend.
# Solidarity
The Premier League will adopt La Marseillaise in Paris tribute today
The anthem is to be played again before each of this weekend’s 10 games.
# time for change?
Sinead O'Connor has written a new version of the Irish national anthem
It’s to the tune of Amhrán Na Bhfiann but the lyrics have been changed.
# Podium
Paddy Barnes wasn't impressed with the anthem after winning gold
The 27-year-old beat Devandro Laishram in Glasgow this afternoon.
# Anthem
The defining song of the 2014 World Cup is...
Since Thursday morning, Rio has been humming with Argentinians.
# Switzerland
Some Swiss looking to replace national anthem
The current anthem, Swiss Psalm, is “a mix between a weather report and a psalm”, say critics.
# Anthem
The latest catchy 'Mayo for Sam' song that will get you in the mood for the All-Ireland final
Hats off to Mylo and Vinny Kelly!
# sweet chariot
VIDEO: Swing low sweet modesty as English national anthem gets revealing
Laura Wright puts the ‘chant’ in chanteuse.
# Anthem
On song: Khedira defends Loew and players over anthem
“To sing the anthem or not has nothing to do with the amount of effort we give on the pitch,” the Real Madrid midfielder said.
# London 2012
So, what do you think of Muse's official Olympic anthem?
It’s in here if you haven’t heard it.
# tough ask
Ireland's Call - Part Two: Put your questions to the Irish team in New Zealand
Get in touch with us to put your most searching queries to captain Brian O’Driscoll and coach Declan Kidney.
# unlistenable
WATCH: Is this the worst football anthem ever?
A song for Holland’s Euro 2012 campaign has been recorded and we’re not going to lie – it’s appalling.
WATCH: The video for Ireland's latest Euro 2012 anthem
Another song for the Ireland team, written by the Mulligan Brothers and performed by The Sneaky Ones, is now available.
# ill thraps
Honest lyrics: an alternative Euro 2012 song you can believe in
We know you’re sick of those corny, cringe-worthy plastic hammer ditty’s, so here’s a more honest anthem to get behind.
# Altogether Now!
VIDEO: The Republic of Ireland's official song for Euro 2012
“Make your mother proud, inflate your plastic hammer; Bate your bodhrán loud and learn your Polish grammar…”
# Your Say
Poll: Should the words 'fianna fáil' be dropped from the national anthem?
Michael Noonan says the party was founded after the anthem was translated – but should we stop singing the words anyway?
# Anthem
No plans to remove 'Fianna Fáil' from anthem or Defence Forces logo, says govt
Michael Noonan says the Irish translation of the Soldier’s Song was made before Éamon de Valera founded his political party.
# Copyright
What will happen to Amhrán na bhFiann in 2012?
The copyright expires on Amhran na bhFiann, the Irish national anthem, tomorrow – 70 years after its writer’s death. One TD says she does not want to see it used “as a jingle in an ad”.
# Men Who Copied
Men at Work lose bid to prove they didn't copy 'Down Under' flute riff
The Aussie band were appealing a judge’s earlier ruling that the group had copied the signature flute melody of “Down Under” from the song “Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree.”