Ahead of Ireland’s Rugby World Cup opener against Romania, fans voiced their displeasure with the rendition of “Ireland’s Call.” The tournament has featured children’s choirs performing anthems, a decision that has drawn criticism.
Viewers took issue with the rendition of “Ireland’s Call” performed before the match, with many expressing their frustration on social media. Some described it as the “most frightening version” they had ever heard.
One fan commented, “That was the most frightening version of Ireland’s Call I’ve ever heard,” while another said, “Ireland’s Call sounded weird, but not as bad as La Marseillaise last night.”
Another fan exclaimed, “That’s the worst Ireland’s Call I’ve ever heard in my life!! F***in brutal.” One disgruntled viewer wrote, “Ok @rugbyworldcup – nice idea, but enough with the children’s choirs for the national anthems. Worst La Marseillaise I’ve ever heard last night and now just killed Ireland’s call.”
However, not everyone shared this sentiment, as some found the rendition of “Ireland’s Call” quite pleasant. One person noted, “That might be the nicest rendition of Ireland’s Call I’ve ever heard,” while another said, “Ireland’s Call sounded okay with the choral kids.”