Every now and then, you read a story that just puts a big goofy smile on your face. During a sporting event in Kuwait, the wrong national anthem was played for Kazakhstan. Organizers for the event accidentally downloaded the spoof version from the 2006 film “Borat”.
At first I didn’t believe this was real…and then I saw the video to prove it. Read all about this wonderful train wreck, and check out the video after the break.
Imagine for a second that you’re an athlete. You've just won the gold, your all excited. You step up to the podium to receive your medal; you couldn't be prouder. Then the national anthem starts to play, and you hear….
"Kazakhstan's prostitutes are the cleanest in the region, except, of course, for Turkmenistan's. Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, you very nice place .. come grasp the mighty penis of our leader from junction with testes to tip of its face."Having trouble picturing it, here let me show you...
First off, I've gotta give props to that girl for keeping her composure. She kept a straight face during the whole song - something I have respect for as being able to maintain a straight face through anything also happens to be one of my talents. An apology was issued afterwards, and the ceremony was redone.
The Sydney Mourning Herald, appropriately called smh.com, who first reported the story, also said that organizers got the Serbian anthem wrong as well.
Even though I felt a little bad for her, that was largely blanketed by how hilarious this is. Usually any sports that have medal ceremony's are boring to begin with, so this screw up was probably a welcome addition. You can hear the audience clapping in the background - whether it was because they thought the mistake was awesome, or they didn't realize it was the wrong song and it was standard clapping - we'll never know.
For me, this is just one more reason to love "Borat".