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German chancellor gets bathed in beer

28th February, 2012 by Patrick Schmitt

Angela Merkel was soaked in lager last week during an Ash Wednesday event in Demmin, Germany.

Angela Merkel

The German chancellor showed remarkable composure when a waiter, known as Martin D, tipped five glasses of beer down her back, claiming he was pushed from behind.

The 21-year-old waiter was asked to step in and serve Merkel as a colleague was apparently too nervous to bring the drinks.

As he leant forward to put a lager down on the table in front of the chancellor, he titled the tray in his left hand, unbalancing the remaining beers, which fell onto Merkel’s back.

A video of the icy beer drenching can be viewed here.



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