Announcer Says North Korean Fans Are Actually “Handpicked Chinese Actors”

  • Dan Fogarty

If you watched today’s World Cup action, you may have noticed the strong contingent of patriotic and boisterous North Koreans rooting on their underdog team against heavily-favored Brazil. Well, according to ESPN’s Martin Tyler, those aren’t North Korean fans at all: they’re paid actors from China.

Thanks to an ever-vigilant tipster for pointing out this gem from the 65th minute of today’s match: