Pitbull track plays as players, fans sing end of Chile national anthem

Tuesday June 7th, 2016

The Chilean national anthem is off to a rough start at Copa America Centenario. 

A day after Chile's anthem was played in place of Uruguay's ahead of Mexico's 3-1 win over La Celeste in Arizona, a Pitbull track was played at the end of Chile's anthem prior to La Roja's bout vs. Argentina, blaring over fans and players who remained singing the full version of the anthem a capella at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

According to Copa America organizers, the length of the anthem track was approved and selected by Chile, and the Pitbull song happened to be the next track on the stadium list.

The timing was unfortunate, as it appeared to interrupt the anthem and those belting it out.

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Chile and Argentina were meeting in their opening match of Group D play, which was a rematch of last year's Copa America final.

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