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Sun Feb 12, 2017, 01:45 PM

 

Germans outraged as U.S. plays wrong version of their anthem

German tennis has responded with outrage after the United States Tennis Association (USTA) made the embarrassing error of playing the Nazi-era version of Germany's national anthem during a Fed Cup tie in Hawaii.

The version played included the first stanza, beginning "Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles," which was used as Nazi propaganda. It was dropped after World War Two.

She later said her first comments had been somewhat emotional but that was because the incident happened before her game and she was left stunned.

"We were left shocked and did not know how to react," Petkovic said.
German team coach Barbara Ritter said the mistake was "an absolute scandal, a disrespectful incident and inexcusable".

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tennis-fedcup-anthem-idUSKBN15R0OL?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_content=58a09cc704d30168e63a7845&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

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elmac Feb 2017 OP
Richard D Feb 2017 #1
riversedge Feb 2017 #2
Hortensis Feb 2017 #3
Brother Buzz Feb 2017 #4
ailsagirl Feb 2017 #5
dhill926 Feb 2017 #6
Skittles Feb 2017 #7

Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 01:46 PM

1. perhaps . . .

. . . bannon was consulted on their choice of music.

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Response to Richard D (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 02:04 PM

2. That would explain the stupid mistake. te he.

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 02:53 PM

3. You're kidding! Well, good that they're insulted.

I don't even see how this could happen. Do people normally have to wade through Nazi-era versions of the anthem to find the current one?

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 03:29 PM

4. I understand the guilty person is actively being recruited by the White House

to become the Chief of Protocol.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 03:36 PM

5. LOL

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 03:47 PM

6. the embarrassments mount...

how in the living hell does this happen...

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Response to elmac (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2017, 05:09 PM

7. WTF

seriously, come on

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