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Borat anthem stuns Kazakhs

2012-03-24 08:01

Kuwait - Kazakhstan's shooting team demanded an apology after a spoof national anthem from the comedy film Borat was played instead of the real one at a medal ceremony in Kuwait, the BBC reported on Friday.

The team's coach told Kazakh media the organisers of the Kuwait tournament had downloaded the parody from the internet by mistake and had also got the Serbian national anthem wrong.

Footage of Thursday's original ceremony shows gold medallist Maria Dmitrienko listening solemnly to the anthem before smiling.

The ceremony was later rerun.

The spoof anthem, from the movie featuring British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan", praises Kazakhstan for its superior potassium exports and for having the cleanest prostitutes in the region.
 

Reuters

Comments
  • David - 2012-03-24 08:26

    Oh this is funny :-) !!!

      RobertGray - 2012-03-24 11:05

      best article of the day!

  • Gibbaan - 2012-03-24 08:41

    I work in Kuwait and saw the video on a local blog. Not sure if it was intentional or not.

      David - 2012-03-24 09:34

      Was the download even legal??

  • Jeeves - 2012-03-24 08:42

    Bwahahahahahahahaaaa

  • bluzulu - 2012-03-24 09:00

    hahhahahahahhhaa.....WTF

      bluzulu - 2012-03-26 13:43

      BORAT is a LEGEND anyway,

  • Amanda-Leigh - 2012-03-24 09:30

    Not a good idea to p*ss off the SHOOTING team lol

  • Nicholas - 2012-03-24 10:28

    Very funny!

  • Phakade - 2012-03-24 11:00

    Too funny

  • Kagiso - 2012-03-24 11:02

    ''Kazakhstan greatest country in the world All other are run by little girls..'' LOL

  • Hermann - 2012-03-24 12:55

    What a sporting laugh!!!

  • Koos - 2012-03-24 17:15

    http://mforum.cari.com.my/redirect.php?tid=643922&goto=lastpost

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