Romney Campaign to Stop Using 2010 World Cup Anthem

My day job is somewhat political, so I always find it amusing when the soccer world and political world intersect.

Our ally Grant Wahl alerted the Twitter world to CNN reporting that Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign agreeing to stop using K’Naan’s “Wavin’ Flag” at his request. The song was featured at the campaign’s victory party following Tuesday’s Florida primary, and is best known as Coca-Cola’s promotional anthem during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

From the CNN report:

“I have not been asked for permission by Mitt Romney’s campaign for the use of my song. If I had been asked, I would certainly not have granted it,” K’Naan said in a statement. “I would happily grant the Obama campaign use of my song without prejudice.”

Our friends at KCKRS also reported on this story this morning.

And since it’s only fair that you all get the song that was such a big part of our lives in the summer of 2010 stuck in your head today too…

Still chokes me up a little.

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Posted on 02/02/2012, in News & Analysis and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Seems like the wrong song, lyrically and stylistically, for an isolationist presidential candidate. Just saying.

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