Libya protest about flag mix-up on CAF website

AP, Saturday 21 Jan 2012

The Libya football team says it forced the Confederation of African Football to change its website for not using the new flag adopted since Moammar Gadhafi’s overthrow

Libya flag

Team media officer Fathi Aborzeza tells The Associated Press that Libya threatened to boycott all media events and stop cooperating with African Cup of Nations organizers until the blunder was fixed.

Aborzeza says CAF deleted the old green flag for the new black, red and green flag just hours before the team’s opening match in the African Cup against co-host Equatorial Guinea in Bata.

Also according to Aborzeza, a car displaying the Libya flag and carrying the team’s media delegation to the stadium was attacked by local fans, who punched the driver.

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