Oops: Kuwait Plays Borat's Spoof Anthem for Athlete

It runs during medal ceremony for Kazakhstan woman
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2012 12:38 PM CDT

After Kazakhstan's Maria Dmitrienko won gold at the Arab Shooting Championships, she mounted the podium to hear her national anthem played. Problem was, Kuwaiti officials used the obscene spoof version from the Borat movie, reports the Telegraph. (Sample lyric: "Kazakhstan's prostitutes cleanest in the region.") They swear it was an honest mistake. Dmitrienko was a good sport about it, and officials redid the ceremony with the correct anthem in place. Kazakhstan, of course, demands a full investigation, notes AP. (More Borat stories.)

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