How is it possible to make this mistake, by playing the fake Kazakhstan national anthem from the movie Borat, during a international sport event under the medal ceremony?

Mariya Dmitriyenko from Kazakhstan had just won the gold medal the 10th Arab Shooting Championship in Kuwait 2012, and as she stood on the podium with the other medal winners she was expecting to hear the sound of the Kazakhstan national anthem. Instead the fake Kazakhstan anthem from the movie Borat began to play, with these lyrics included.

 

"Kazakhstan industry best in the world
We invented toffee and trouser belt
Kazakhstan's prostitutes cleanest in the region
Except of course Turkmenistan's

Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan you very nice place
From Plains of Tarashek to Northern fence of Jewtown
Come grasp the might penis of our leader
From junction with the testes to tip of its face!"

This embarrassing mistake had to do with the Kuwaiti organisers, who had accidently found a copy of the anthem online and hadn't realised it was from the satirical film.

 


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