Joe Allen, Welsh soccer player, mistakenly listed as English by Olympic committee


Casey Stoney of Great Britain and Katie Hoyle of New Zealand battle during a women's soccer match at the 2012 London Olympics at Millennium Stadium on July 25, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales.


Michael Regan

First the wrong flag is displayed, now a soccer player's nationality gets all muddled. What's the next for London's Olympic committee?

Midfielder Joe Allen, one of five Welshman on team Great Britain (GB), has been mistakenly listed as English in match programs, forcing organizers to hurriedly re-print everything, reported Reuters.

("Sorry Joe!" put in Britain's Daily Mail.)

"New programmes are now being printed with the correction in time for Team GB's next match," games organizers said in a statement

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The blunder comes less than 24 hours after Olympic officials apologized for displaying video of the South Korean flag while showing North Korea's women's soccer team, prompting the team to protest the match

The issue has since gathered momentum, drawing criticism from US presidential nominee Mitt Romney and a response from British Prime Minister David Cameron