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Morten Andersen will turn out to be solely the second kicker in historical past to be enshrined within the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame this weekend. You’d assume that honor can be sufficient for the NFL’s video manufacturing staff to know who he’s.
You’d be fallacious. Within the video honoring Andersen performed on the NFL’s Gold Jacket Dinner on Friday, a photograph of somebody who’s decidedly not Andersen was used.
The second happens on the zero:forty mark in this video. It highlights a photograph of Roar Strand, a retired Norwegian soccer participant, seated alongside different members of the Norwegian nationwide group:
This is the issue: Roar Strand just isn’t Morten Andersen. It is unclear how the NFL might have made this error.
Morten Andersen is from Denmark, not Norway. Andersen simply missed turning into a member of the Danish junior nationwide soccer group and by no means got here near enjoying for the senior males’s group, as Strand did in his native Norway.
This error should not detract from Andersen’s accomplishments, nevertheless it’s a weird and embarrassing mistake for the NFL to make in a video meant to honor the European kicker.