Sacha Baron Cohen won’t sing Kazakhstan national anthem at England-Kazakhstan match

Sacha Baron Cohen has refused to appear in his Borat avatar at the England vs Kazakhstan match that will be held in Wembley on October 11, 2008. England has had a successful run in their World Cup Qualifying campaign, having defeated Angorr and Croatia. This will be an important match for England.

Borat sings the Kazakhstan national anthem parody in the movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America

Borat sings the Kazakhstan national anthem parody in the movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Social networking sites like Facebook are carrying petitions for Borat to sing the controversial Kazakhstan national anthem at Wembley.

The question is will Sacha Baron Cohen oblige them?

In the movie “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” Borat had sung the Kazakhstan national anthem parody at a US baseball match.

Sacha Baron Cohen received a lot of flak from the Kazakhstan government for his potrayal of Kazakhstan as a backward nation full of dumb people.

Understandably, the Kazakhstan government had threatened to sue Cohen. Then, Cohen (in his Borat avatar) was quoted as saying,  “I’d like to state that I have no connection with Mr Cohen and fully support my government decision to sue this Jew.”

Recently, former Kazhakistan coach, Arno Pijpers, said that Kazakhstan players are normal footballers who train and prepare like any others. When they are on away trips and they are not playing or training they play cards or watch DVDs.

“Yes, they do watch the Borat movie. I know the country’s politicians didn’t like it, but the players find it funny. They get the jokes and don’t think the movie makes fun of Kazakhstan. It makes fun of the US more than it does Kazakhstan,” he said.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s next film is Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt, where he plays a young Austrian fashion reporter, Bruno.

Of late, Sacha has been having a lot of fun with the character, Bruno.

Sacha Baron Cohen led out by Security at the Paris Fashion Week

Sacha Baron Cohen led out by Security at the Jean Charles de Castelbajac fashion show during the Paris Fashion Week

On October 4, 2008, Sacha Baron Cohen disrupted the Jean Charles de Castelbajac fashion show during Paris Fashion Week. Sacha sneaked backstage and walked out on the ramp like a model.

Sacha also passed notes to the models on the catwalk and yelled in his mobile phone.

Sacha Baron Cohen storms the runway during the Milan Fashion Week

Sacha Baron Cohen storms the runway during the Milan Fashion Week

Before that, in end-September 2008, Sacha Baron Cohen performed many such antics during the Agatha Ruiz de la Prada show at the Milan Fashion Week. He leapt on the catwalk in a blond wig and bizarre clothes. Cohen was arrested but was not charged.

In July 2008, Sacha Baron Cohen fooled Arkansans in Fort Smith into appearing as extras in his movies. Most of the men who had come to the organized cage expecting to see Blue-Collar brawling, hot babes, and $1 beer, instead got to see two spandex-wearing men kissing and groping each other. Unsurprisingly, a riot broke out at the Arkansas convention center, and many chairs and tables were thrown into the ring.

The poster put up by Sacha Baron Cohen to dupe men into acting as extras in his next movie
The poster put up by Sacha Baron Cohen to dupe men into acting as extras in his next movie

Given his recent destructive trail, Sacha Baron Cohen is being rather coy about singing the Kazakhstan national anthem parody at the England-Kazakhstan match at Wembley. Maybe given the theme of his next move, he wants to make his presence only on the fashion runway. Or he has other sinister plans for the Wembley match. After all Sacha’s fans have asked for Borat; they may get a Bruno instead!


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4 Responses to Sacha Baron Cohen won’t sing Kazakhstan national anthem at England-Kazakhstan match

  1. yo mexico says:

    Sacha Baron Cohen ….HUMMMM another nut case in need of a head shrinker. How on earth do these nuts manage to run loose…..the asylums are that full?

  2. harryintl says:

    The Americans who will pay a fairly hefty amount to see this new movie, are they really aware of how thoroughly he is mocking America, and by extension, themselves? The rest of the world is certainly aware of it, agree with it, and enjoy it. Even now most Americans still remain blissfully unaware of the bad attitude of the rest of the world towards us.

  3. Laughing Canadian says:

    If Americans can’t have a little chuckle at their own expense, well… they’re idiots! Which Borat so succesfully proved. Grow up and get with the times America! I’ll pay $100. 00 to see Bruno, just to watch the oblivious and judgemnental squirm. “Bruno” could never have been shot in Canada – because no one would give a damn that he’s a flamboyant gay man. Only in America. You shoube sooo proud.

  4. ladida says:

    Response to the above “Anti-American” comments: The reason Cohen’s films are so successful here in the USA is because Americans have a good sense of humor, have the freedom to watch such films, and can laugh at the ignorance of (some ignorant, trashy Americans). Most American’s are not like the ones you see on t.v. Hollywood does not represent reality.

    I love America because it rewards this brilliant (Jewish) comedian for making such a funny (yes, smart) film. Please stay in your anti-semetic Europe! Keep turning your nose up at the world while you do nothing good for it. When it comes time to fight nazis, terrorists, etc. you will hide like cowards. I’d rather be here.

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