Football fans spotted an unusual team crest in the new FIFA 23 video game and were quick to point it out online.
With the 2022 World Cup starting next week in Qatar, the popular EA Sports game has received some new updates related to the tournament, with all qualifying teams and stadiums added.
Each participating nation has also received a special club crest item that players can apply to their own teams in-game.
They’re all relatively simply designed, featuring the first three letters of each team’s name in a bold font.
However, one user took to Twitter to share the Iranian logo that reads “IRA.”
He shared a screenshot of the image and wrote: “How did no one do that?” As all teams’ crests feature the first three letters of their country names, it’s unclear if this was intentional or an oversight, but strangely it’s not the only time that Iran is associated with the Irish Republican movement.
During the 1980s riots, the country renamed the street that contained the British Embassy in the capital, Tehran, to “Bobby Sands Street,” forcing the embassy to change the location of the entrance to the building so as not to change the address have The building bears the name of the successful IRA hunger striker.
https://www.independent.ie/business/technology/tech-gaming/fans-spot-ira-blunder-with-irans-world-cup-badge-in-fifa-video-game-42142969.html Fans Spot “IRA” Error With Iran’s World Cup Badge In FIFA Video Game