Australia flag falls during FIBA World Cup medal ceremony


As “The Star-Spangled Banner” reached the point where “our flag was still there,” it was apparent that Australia’s was not.

The FIBA World Cup silver medalist’s flag fell during the medal ceremony, minutes after a 73-56 loss to the U.S. in the final — dropping Australia to 0-18 against the U.S. in Olympic and world tournaments.

“The shots wouldn’t fall but the flag does,” Basketball Australia’s account tweeted.

Australia superstar Liz Cambage turned around and covered her mouth while teammates laughed on the court in Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands off the west coast of Africa.

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