Germans Outraged After US Tennis Association Plays "Nazi Anthem"

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Germany responded with outrage after the United States Tennis Association made the embarrassing gaffe of playing the Nazi-era version of Germany's national anthem during a Federation Cup tie in Hawaii, Reuters reported. The version played included the first stanza, beginning "Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles," which was used as Nazi propaganda. Germany’s Andrea Petkovic described it as “the worst thing that has ever happened to me.”

The offensive first stanza has been banned in Germany since the end of the Second World War, but was inexplicably sung during the opening ceremony of the quarter final match on Saturday between  Alison Riske of the US and Germany’s Andrea Petkovic.

"I’ve never felt more disrespected in my whole life, let alone in Fed Cup, and I’ve played Fed Cup for 13 years now and it is the worst thing that has ever happened to me,” Germany's Andrea Petkovic said, adding "it’s 2017 – something like this simply should not happen in the United States."

She also said that "we were left shocked and did not know how to react" saying she considered walking off court before the singles match against Alison Riske. Riske subsequently beat Petkovic.

Petkovic’s teammates and traveling fans attempted to drown out the outdated tune by singing the correct “Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit” (Unity and justice and freedom) verse over the amplified Nazi anthem.

Germany’s coach, Barbara Ritter, was distraught saying: “This is an absolute scandal, a disrespectful incident and inexcusable, I could have sobbed. Hearing the national anthem at the Fed cup is a holy moment.”

Shortly after the gaffe, the USTA tweeted its apologies, saying it extended “its sincerest apologies to the German Fed Cup team and all of its fans for the performance of an outdated national anthem.” “In no way did we mean any disrespect. This mistake will not occur again, and the correct anthem will be performed for the remainder of this first-round tie,” it said in a statement. German tennis federation chief Ulrich Klaus confirmed that his American counterpart had apologised for the mistake.

"Our American hosts at the Fed Cup opening in Hawaii made a mistake that should not happen," Klaus said in a statement. "The fact that in the year 2017 a wrong anthem can be played that is associated with the horror of the past was for players and staff and the officials present both shocking and disturbing."

"The USTA through its president Katrina Adams has apologised officially in writing and in person and deeply regrets the blunder."

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Il Dottore's picture
Il Dottore (not verified) Feb 12, 2017 3:58 PM

Nobody here feels outraged, we are breaking our balls laughing. Fucking americans, you are a bunch of fat fucks hahaha

The stuff of some weeks ago, with RT being broadcasted in the US Congress also made my day

SWRichmond's picture

In rain storm or snow or in sun's laughing light,
In day's scorching heat or in bitter cold night,
Our faces covered with the dust
But hearts with joy are filled (Yes, joy are filled),
Our panzers like whirlwinds advance in the field.

With thundering engine and lightening fast speed
We charge toward the front on our steel sided steed,
And leading on our comrades
In the fight alone we stand (alone we stand),
We break through the ranks of the foe's hostile band.

When foes may appear with their tanks in our sight,
We step on the throttle and race toward the fight.
What value then has life for us?
We serve the Reich's army (Yes, Reich's army),
Our life's highest honor we give Germany.

With trenches and mines the foe seeks to impede,
We laugh in derision and pay him no heed,
And when he trains his guns on us
Emplaced in yellow sand (Yes, yellow sand)
We find other ways that the foe had not planned.

And when fickle luck will desert us at last
Then comforts of home are but memories past,
And when the fatal bullet strikes us
Then no one can save (no one can save)
Our panzer wil be our glorious grave

Pure Evil's picture

If the Nazi anthem was banned since he end of the war how in the hell would that snowflake know what it sounded like?

erkme73's picture

This is what happens when Americans are brought up in public schools, and fed a constant stream of fake news.  They don't know any better.

Manthong's picture

Next thing you know the leftist neo libcons still in charge will be banning the Russians from the paralympics and taking the biathlon away from them.



Main_Sequence's picture
Main_Sequence (not verified) Manthong Feb 12, 2017 5:22 PM

These German snowflakes should wake the fuck up and return to the level of nationalism when Hitler was in power -- when Germans actually had some balls and were proud.

The same issues plaguing Germany then, are the same ones plaguing them now, and I think we all know what group is at the bottom of it all.

Bastiat's picture

The  appropriate response would have been the Nazi salute.

Twee Surgeon's picture

The video introduces the vocalist, an Opera expert who has performed with over 50 Opera companies and a "Teacher here on Maui, Phil Kimble!"

The guy is an Opera expert and a 'Teacher'! Any way I twist this, it is hilarious! Poetic. I have not laughed so hard for a day or so!

jefferson32's picture

Amazing the public can hear "Deutschland über alles" repeatedly sung and not understand what it is ... and clap at the end.

PresidentCamacho's picture

Quit Being Anti-Teutonic you  racist piece of shit.

What's wrong with singing germany is best? Do you have something against the german people and all the hardships they have had to endure these last 150 years. The entire world owes germany a big helping hand after all the raping and firebombing these great people have had to endure .

PresidentCamacho's picture

The poor germans have been used as a catspaw for the bankers for way too long. An entire noble intelligent and honorable people genocided by bankers and international globalists. At first oppressed financially and culturally and baited into war, then  destroyed after being opporessed in world war I and then II , then raped by multicultural hoardes  of european, slavic, semetic, and african decent. Then a holding period of being occupied that hasn't ended yet.


Germany is still an occupied country, ran by forign powers for the benefit of the western banking hegemoney, The kaligari plan and the elite that support it won't stop until the germans are all gone or the elite themselves find themselves thrown into the woodchipper of destiny.

harrybrown's picture

SO what of free speech? "I may not like what you say, but i'll defend to my death your right to say it"

"The victor will never be asked if he told the truth~ Adolf Hitler

Trump is now doing in the US, what hitler had to do in Germany to prevent irriversable collapse...
against the same racially motivated cabal, that infiltrate & destroy from within to rot the soul of a nation.

This ought to get a few thought juices flowing


dasein211's picture

You don't have the numbers. You'll soon find that out.

Anasteus's picture

It's funny anyway... Trump's message to Merkel.

musimann's picture

It hilarious. Good thing Trump had nothing to do with it.

TeamDepends's picture

Oh. No. Can't's the Merkel Twerkel....

2_legs_bahhhhhd's picture

Some things can never be unseen.....shudder

Faustus's picture

The anthem is not at all a "Nazi anthem". It reflects the gist of the Napoleon era, where Germany was split into many states and Napoleon played off some of these states against the others. If you read the anthem in its context, the true meaning of the anthem text "Germany, Germany above all others" simply postulated  that Germany could not be defeated if it stands together unitedly. That was meant purely defensive and is absolutely the opposite of purporting the anthem would challenge to overwhelm the world.

InternetToughGuy's picture

Beat me to it.
"Germany, Germany above all * (Deutschland uber alles)
Above everything in the world * (in terms of love for Germany)
When, always, for protection and defense
Brothers stand together."

These lyrics transcend ideology and political systems. Indeed, it was the ultra-liberal, western puppet, Jewish-owned Wiemar Republic, not "the Nazis", who declared the Deutschlandlied the National Anthem in 1922!

Proofreder's picture

Yet another indication we as a culture/nation are headed for WAR.

The individual and personal living memories of the horror of actual kill-or-be-killed war

are all gone, dead - replaced with hollywood fantasies; experience in an armchair.  Gung Ho !

Semper Fi, An Army of One, Best, Proud, Killers All.  I want to Kill, Sarge, I want to Kill, kill, kill.

And Alice is dead, also.

The Forth Turning claims that once the last survivors of the last great war are gone, and word-of-mouth history is no more; this is the time for a new war - can't be that bad, can it ???

August's picture

"Germany above all" I read specifically as referring to the priority of "Germany" over Saxony, Bavaria, Prussia, Pfalz and all the other dozens of components of the Fatherland. 

"Above all, we're Germans" - this has nothing to do with the non-German nations of the world.

Tejano's picture

Who cares? "Germany" is finished, done, toast, consigned to the dustbin of history, kaput. Germans can't make babies but they know how to import Mudslimes and get all huffy about a song at a goofy tennis game in Hawaii. Germany was a historical flash in the plan. Didn't last 150 years and rolled over for an Islamic invasion. "Germany" was just another old world dickdance and now it's over. Good riddance.

2_legs_bahhhhhd's picture

You need help

I know many good proud Germans that could work you into the dirt. They have been browbeat into submission through political correctness, by the commie soaked press. You have no fucking clue the crap they have endured.

If I want anymore shit from you, I'll squeeze your head.

Canary Paint's picture

Because of all that is quite thoroughly explored in their public edication curriculum... Is everybody who complains about anything a snowflake now?

BlindMonkey's picture

Anyone else notice the German chicks singing right along?

Der Libertäre's picture

I am German and this is my first time here...

The German (=NAZI) anthem is today the same as then, but it originally had or has 3 parts.

Germans today sing only the third part and not the first two - the reason is the text in the first two parts. It describes the former area borderlines, which are no more on todays German soil, because Germany was much larger in those days. To sing it would mean to insist, that parts of other countries are still German soil.

Hope that is understandable.

So that's why the "snowflake know(s) what it sounded like" - it is the same song.

Offthebeach's picture

Hawaii isn't noted for any intelligence.   Sun, pot, beaches, surf, pot, Ukulele, NFL linemen and Sumo  wrestlers, pot, and pot. Excluding the airport, I doubt there is one bookstore in the entire state.  And a "opera expert" in Hawaii?  Really?  Yeah, right. 



quartshort's picture

With that much pot, they sound pretty smart to me.

Anne_of_Green_Gables's picture

You forgot to mention Barry O.


bigkahuna's picture

Scoreboard. Outside of that -

I have no issue with them saying Germany above all others. We feel the same way - the snowflakes may not have a clue - but we feel the same way of our own country. Its all good.

Dugald's picture


Not enough graves by half.....!!

neutrino3's picture

Dark is the night,

dogs bark loud,

full moon shines cold,

bad guests are coming.


To ask the sister where her brother is,

to ask his mother where her only son is,

to ask his bride where her husband is,

to ask his first born where his father is.


Arms to the shoulders,

legs to the knees,

ears on the necklaces,

fingers on the belts.


Sweet breeze of death,

ice mist of forget,

bad guests are coming,

bad guests are coming,

Oh rohring, rohring night.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) SWRichmond Feb 12, 2017 5:21 PM

I don't know, I kinda liked it.

Deutschland, Deutschland uber alles

Thumbs up!

Chuck Walla's picture

Now the Horst Wessel Lied, the AntiFa anthem, is a pretty good tune for Der Heinie. 

Overfed's picture

Deutchland uber alles!!! LOL!!

847328_3527's picture

I am not surprised at all. 75% of American 17 year olds cannot locate germany on a map of Europe and cannot even locate idaho on a map of the United States.

Another 75% of American 17 year olds did not know germany fought in both World wars.

And 95% of the main stream left wing media still thinks Hillary has 98% chance of winning.

And look at the recent Democrat instigated riots mostly by highly paid misguided yutes.

So no surprise to me about this screw up.

Giant Meteor's picture

D-Day (Bruce McGill): War's over, man. Wormer dropped the big one.

Bluto: Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

Otter (Tim Matheson): [whispering] Germans?

Boon (Peter Riegert): Forget it, he's rolling.

Animal House, written by Douglas Kenney, Chris Miller, & Harold Ramis

GreatCaesar'sGhost's picture

What screw up? It was done because the US coach knew it would get into the German snowflake's head. And it worked.

Peterk_kk's picture

It was Harvard trained Obama who said "I have now been in 57 states, I think one left to go" ... and that is after he discounted Alaska and Hawaii ... he assumed that there were 60 states

Keith Ellison, candidate to run the DNC, said, "In World War 2 it was the Germans who bombed Pearl Harbor?"

Let's face it Americans aren't the brightest when it comes to Geography and History.  To busy with Social Studies and skin color.

chosen's picture

But, but, but, .... I know Putin invaded Korea.   Some nigger politician said so.

peddling-fiction's picture

I am quoting BlueBob from the RT comments section.

"Ignorance alright. It is NOT a Nazi anthem. The first part of our national anthem was not(!) forbidden and can be played and sung. It does not even include anything radical. It was made to appear the nazi anthem over the years by the same ignorant snowflakes who claim it to be a nazi anthem now. Check the French anthem's lyrics."

Do we have any Germans to add insight to this claim?

Faustus's picture

Yes, we have. The anthem is not at all a "Nazi anthem". It reflects the gist of the Napoleon era, where Germany was split into many states and Napoleon played off some of these states against the others. If you read the anthem in its context, the true meaning of the anthem text "Germany, Germany above all others" simply postulated  that Germany could not be defeated if it stands together unitedly. The next line of the anthem translates to: "if it stand together brotherly to protect and to defy". I don't see any Nazi ideology.

peddling-fiction's picture

Thanks for your insight Faustus.

When I read Napoleon, the first thought that comes to my mind is Financed by Bankers, who also wanted to divide and destroy Germany since then.

smokintoad's picture

"The music was written by Austrian composer Joseiph Haydn in 1797."        Proto-Nazi?

"The song was chosen as the national anthem of Germany in 1922, during the Weimar Republic."      Nazi sympathizers?

"Since World War II and the fall of Nazi Germany only the third stanza has been used as the national anthem"

They couldn't find a totally diferent anthem?  Closeted Nazi nostalgists?

musimann's picture

Weimar Germany was dominated by Jews. That is what led to Hitlers rise. It was easy to see how they were destroying their nation. Like they are doing to the US today.

Faustus's picture

At the time of Joseph Haydn composing the music, Austria was one of the member states of the "Holy German Empire". So there was no need for a new anthem. The "music" was the anthem of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire that was dissolved in 1918. Adopting this anthem by Germany in 1922 was quite natural with regard to the common thinking at the time that Austria would become part of the new German republic.