Watch: Leeds United ace Archie Gray caught singing wrong words to England anthem
Gray played a full part for England Under-19s in their 0-0 European Championship qualifying draw with Montenegro at DG Arena in Podgorica on Wednesday (11 October).
The 18-year-old lined up with his team-mates to sing the national anthem prior to kick-off, but in footage shared by Donnohue on Twitter (12 October), he sang the old “God Save the Queen” lyrics, rather than those to “Good Save the King”.
Donnohue posted: “Archie Gray singing ‘God Save The Queen’ ahead of his England U19 debut last night. Nobody tell him. Bless.”
This is an easy mistake for Gray to make, and he is not alone in still getting the lyrics wrong, more than a year on from Queen Elizabeth II’s passing.
The youngster will have a couple more chances to get the lyrics right over the next week as England take on Wales and Austria on Saturday (14 October) and Tuesday (17 October) respectively.
Daniel Farke will not be pleased with the quick turnaround in fixtures, with Gray now very much one of the German’s go-to men.
As he showed against Bristol City prior to the international break, Gray is also capable of filling in at right-back if needed – another string to his bow.
Farke will just be hoping he returns from international duty ready to go again against Norwich City on 21 October.
For now, Gray has a couple more days to rehearse the anthem lyrics in front of the mirror ahead of facing Wales.
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