ARMYs and EXO-Ls have been battling each other over the honor of having their bias group’s song played during the FIFA World Cup.
Turn it up and feel the beat!
From the final four, which beat do you want heard inside the stadium? VOTE NOW! 🎶 #FIFAStadiumDJ
— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) July 4, 2018
On July 4, the FIFA World Cup gave netizens the opportunity to choose between 4 songs to be played at the World Cup stadium. Netizens could choose between BTS‘s “FAKE LOVE”, EXO’s “Power”, J Balvin‘s “Mi Gente”, and Zedd (feat. Marren Morris and Grey) “The Middle”.
The poll quickly became a worldwide trend with BTS and EXO taking the lead and staying there.
Over 3 million votes were cast over a 24 hour period and the results were announced earlier today with EXO slightly beating out BTS.
Although ARMYs were obviously sad that BTS’s song wouldn’t be played, many of them were very happy for EXO and were glad that a K-Pop song was going to be played during the game.
Everyone did so well for the FIFA poll! Tbh, I would’ve been fine with either Fake Love or Power. It’s ok ARMY, we guys worked hard!! Congrats to EXO!!
#BTSxFifaWorldCup @BTS_twt #FIFAxEXOPOWER @weareoneEXO
— M (@strawtaeymilk) July 5, 2018
— — Mina ‘💦 (@__GucciGeo__) July 5, 2018
ARMYs may have already made peace with the decision, but shortly after the official results were posted a different announcement was made. Thanks to a separate poll on Instagram, it was determined that”FAKE LOVE” will also be played at the World Cup!
Great news. We also ran a poll on Instagram. Fans of both groups are winners! Enjoy the rest of the day/evening.
— Alex Stone (@AlexStone7) July 5, 2018
ARMYs were obviously very excited to hear the news and took to Twitter to express their joy.
— chura ☼ (@hobibread) July 5, 2018
— shooga (@stelle_anne) July 5, 2018
WAIT REALLY OMF
— ☁️ 𝓒𝓵𝓸𝓾𝓭 ☁️ (@BiggestUWU_) July 5, 2018
Thank you for the information! You've made our day!
Our ARMYs have voted hard.
As a Football fan I'll be thrilled to hear Fake Love playing in FIFA.
BTS ARMYs 💕
— BTS INDIA FANBASE 🌈 (@BTSIndiaFanbase) July 5, 2018
And really who wouldn’t be? Now the whole world gets to hear two amazing K-Pop songs by two extremely talented groups!
A big congratulations to both groups and their fans!