The Champions League Anthem was written by English composer Tony Britten back in 1992 and since then that famous tune has been synonymous with every top-flight European fixture.
Now, something bizarre happened before the Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow game on Tuesday night.
For those who watched the match closely might have nothing that the Champions League anthem was not played before the match. And immediately the fans started losing their cool.
Somebody at Old Trafford has forgotten to bring the Champions League music…
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) December 5, 2017
— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) December 5, 2017
Embarrassing moment at Old Trafford as the Champions League music fails to come on. After some hesitation, the ball boys holding the giant Champions League ball flag decide to flutter it nonetheless.
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) December 5, 2017
But now the real reason has been revealed and we can assure you that it’s a bit bizarre.
According to BT Sport’s Des Kelly, the Old Trafford staff had to scrap the anthem at the very last moment because “the CD kept skipping”. With time running out before referee Gianluca Rocchi had to blow the whistle for kick-off, Old Trafford staff were left with no choice but to scrap plans to play the anthem.
After an in-depth investigation, an official source revealed “the CD kept skipping”.
You’re welcome. https://t.co/LPUKHnC3b4
— DES KELLY (@DesKellyBTS) December 6, 2017
And like many people on social media, we too have the exact same question.
Why are they still using CD players?