Song filled with Falkland War slurs breaks Spotify record

Song filled with Falkland War slurs breaks Spotify record

Song filled with Falkland War slurs and insults aimed at the English breaks Spotify record for number of listens in Argentina after it became their unofficial World Cup theme

  • Argentina football squad filmed singing song that includes lyric ‘f***ing English in the Falklands, I don’t forget’ after getting through to World Cup final 
  • The anthem has broken a Spotify record for the number of listens in Argentina
  • It was played 1.5 million times after Lionel Messi and his team won Sunday’s final 

A song filled with Falkland War slurs and insults aimed at the English has broken a Spotify record for the number of listens in Argentina after it became their unofficial World Cup theme.

The Argentinian song became the country’s top tune on Spotify after video of Lionel Messi’s team chanting the tune during the World Cup went viral.

Video emerged of jubilant Argentina players whipping off their shirts as they mocked Brazil and England in the song after they beat Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Tuesday last week. 

The lyrics include a line saying ‘Ingleses putos de Malvinas no me olvido’, which roughly translates to ‘f***ing English in the Falklands, I don’t forget.’ 

The word ‘putos’ to describe the English often has homophobic connotations and can also mean cowards, while the Falklands are referred to by their Spanish name ‘Las Malvinas’.

The song, which has become popular among Argentina players and fans alike, was listened to more than 1.5 million times between the Sunday night win and Monday, reported Globo.

The Argentinian song which insults the English over the Falklands War has become the country’s top tune on Spotify after video of Lionel Messi’s team chanting the tune during the World Cup went viral (pictured) 

Defender Nicolas Otamendi shared footage of the team’s celebrations on his Instagram Stories after the 3-0 victory on Tuesday night. The team will play against France in the World Cup final on Sunday. 

Argentinian teammates including Manchester United’s Lisandro Martínez and Manchester City’s two time goalscorer Julian Alvarez could be seen joining in on the insulting chant. 

The full chant is: ‘Brazilian, what happened, the five-time champions screwed up. Messi went to Rio and he left with the cup. 

‘We are the Argentine band and we will always cheer them on, because we have the dream of being the world champion. 

‘I’m like that, I am Argentinian, f***ing English in the Falklands, I don’t forget. I’m like that, I encourage you, I follow Argentina everywhere.’

The opening lyrics reference Argentina’s win in the 2021 Copa America, the South American version of the European Championships, which was held in Brazil, their biggest rival.

By Friday, it had already become the country’s top tune on Spotify, reported Globo. 


Video emerged of jubilant Argentina players whipping off their shirts as they mocked Brazil and England in the song after they beat Croatia in the World Cup semi-final on Tuesday night 


Defender Nicolas Otamendi shared footage of the team’s celebrations on his Instagram Stories after the 3-0 victory against Croatia on Tuesday night

Argentina still claims sovereignty over the Falklands despite it being a British overseas territory since 1833, and the islanders have voted overwhelmingly to remain part of the UK.

But Argentina claims it acquired the Falklands from Spain in 1816 before Britain asserted its rule.

In 1982, the archipelago was invaded by Argentine forces who were beat back in a ten-week war ordered by Margaret Thatcher and the islands were returned to British control.

Argentina fans have another chant referencing both the English and the Falklands which they have been singing in Qatar.

The lyrics go: ‘We chased the English everywhere, the Germans are afraid to cross us, oh Brazilian, you don’t know what awaits you when you come to play La Bombonera.

‘For the colours of my country I give my life, as the soldiers did in the Falklands, when I die I don’t want any flowers, I want a cloth that has these colours.’

In 1982, the Falkland Islands were invaded by Argentine forces who were beat back in a ten-week war ordered by Margaret Thatcher and the islands were returned to British control. Pictured: British soldiers hoisting the flag after the war

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