Last night I posted that German President Joachim Gauck appeared to give a repeated Nazi salute. It appears I was wrong.
I’m going to paste below the comments of one Youtube user, including castigation against Brits, as I think that it’s only fair I shouldn’t edit his post.
“This is Walther Tröger, an 83 year old man who once was the president of the National Olympic Committee for Germany and member of the International Olympic Committee.
During the 1972 olympics he took part in the negotiations with the terrorists who later killed Israeli athlets.
Tröger is definitely no Nazi. He is an old man with stiff joints who tries to wave like the athlets do.
Thank you Britain for once again putting us Germans into the Nazi corner. Thank you very much.
Sorry, Cyrano1202 and other Germans who were offended.
What I would say is that it certainly did look like the German President, Joachm Gauck, I never thought whoever it was deliberately meant to give the impression that it was a Nazi salute. I personally thought it was hilarious and the most inappropriate accident since Chancellor Gerhard Schröder visited Yad Vashem and accidently turned off the eternal flame at the holocaust memorial.
Here is the Youtube Video for last nights non-nazi salute – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EJmm9vbif4