Following another formula 1 victory by Sebastian Vettel the German president Christian Wulff has decided to push for a change of the increasingly familiar German national anthem in favour of Fleetwood mac’s “the chain”.
This is not the first time the issue of the German national anthem has been raised. The Germans have dominated formula 1 for years with Michael Schumacher being the first to put the old national anthem’s play count through the roof.
above seb celebrates the change in national anthem.
Mick Fleetwood has made a statement saying “believe me this news has not gone over my head, I am aware that the eyes of the world will be on this news and I will not simply be closing my eyes to it. The way I feel about the situation is that although the song is miles away from the original the people of Germany will not be dissatisfied with it.” Fleetwood also spoke about the conspiracy that he had made a deal with the German president to plug his records “I’m not going through this all over again” he said when questioned about it “I don’t know why people keep going on about it, we just wanted to help Germany update its image but oh well, the anthem is being changed and they’re never going back again”
Bernie Eecclestone has applauded the decision and stated “I’m glad the Germans have decided to update their national anthem, frankly I’m sick of it and so are the band”
The original anthem has been used since 1922 so is long overdue for a change.
In 1966 there were talks of changing it to the match of the day song but it was later dropped.
A small group of German traditionalists have protested against the change, arguing that changing the national anthem will break the chain of German history.
Wulff has spoken out against the protesters saying “the protesters are running in the shadows of yesterday and need to learn to love Germany or else they may never love it again” he added “the chain keeps us together and will be a great national anthem for our fine country”
People in favour of the change have said that the sky is the limit for Germany, suggesting a change of the flag to a more chequered arrangement and the name of the country to Fleetwood Germany, but as yet these claims have been dismissed as rumours.