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Huge gaffe: spoof Kazakhstan national anthem played at sporting ceremony!
« on: March 25, 2012, 06:03:19 AM »
Baron Cohen's spoof 'Kazakh national anthem' from his 2006 film Borat was played at an international shooting competition in Kuwait!

You can watch the video here: link

I was surprised to see that the Kazakh gold medalist didn't really react when the spoof was played in place of the real anthem. What would you have done in her place? I'm quite sure that I would have stepped down from that podium right away.

Organisers later apologised for the mistake, blamed on an error when downloading the anthem from the internet.

Extra: The lyrics of the spoof anthem

Kazakhstan greatest country in the world.
All other countries are run by little girls.
Kazakhstan number one exporter of potassium.
Other countries have inferior potassium.

Kazakhstan home of Tinshein swimming pool.
Itís length thirty meter and width six meter.
Filtration system a marvel to behold.
It remove 80 percent of human solid waste.

Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan you very nice place.
From Plains of Tarashek to Norther fence of Jewtown.
Kazakhstan friend of all except Uzbekistan.
They very nosey people with bone in their brain.

Kazakhstan industry best in the world.
We incented toffee and trouser belt.
Kazakhstanís prostitutes cleanest in the region.
Except of course Turkmenistanís

Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan you very nice place.
From Plains of Tarashek to Norther fence of Jewtown.
Come grasp the might phenis of our leader.
From junction with the testes to tip of its face!
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Re: Huge gaffe: spoof Kazakhstan national anthem played at sporting ceremony!
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 04:17:47 AM »
I tried to reply to this thread last night but for some reason, it would not let me.

I'm totally gobsmacked that this wasn't noticed; perhaps the gold medalist wasn't listening. 

I don't understand how such a monumental mistake could be made.

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Re: Huge gaffe: spoof Kazakhstan national anthem played at sporting ceremony!
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 04:28:21 AM »
I have found another example: in 2011 the Romanian women's fencing team won the European Championship in Sheffield, UK. At the ceremony, instead of the current Romanian anthem, the organizers played the old communist anthem of Romania. Guess what the girls did?

That's right, they stepped down from the podium!

Here's the video of that event, go to around 4 minutes and 30 seconds:

http://youtu.be/3FV3TGfV9lM
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Re: Huge gaffe: spoof Kazakhstan national anthem played at sporting ceremony!
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 05:36:53 AM »
Unreal.  At least they got it right in the end.

Did you read some of the comments? 

"All delegations were requested to send their National Anthem to the organizers prior to the competition along with the entries. Any chance the Hungarian CDD could be either Soviet-fan or just preoccupied? No matter who made this mistake, it was hardly meant as a declaration of war. "

"everybody knows that English people are stup1d ;)"

and the worst of them all...

"Ro dosen't count as a nation and this is a little proof. I think this wasn't a mistake."

How insulting!

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Re: Huge gaffe: spoof Kazakhstan national anthem played at sporting ceremony!
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 05:52:55 AM »
Blue, I have stopped reading the comments on YouTube videos a long time ago. And your examples perfectly show why I have taken that decision.

As for the Romanian women's fencing team, I'm proud of what they have done there. And they will probably grab some medals at the London Olympics too ;)
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