Pete Doherty infuriated fans at German music festival by singing the banned Nazi verse of the national anthem.
The rocker took to the stage at the Munich event, organised by radio station Bayerischer Rundfunk, on Saturday and launched into a rendition of ‘Deutschlandlied’ – translated ‘The Song of Germany’.
As soon as fans heard the first verse – which has been banned since the end of World War II because of its use during the Nazi regime by Adolf Hitler and its reference to racial superiority – they began to jeer and heckle Pete.
His performance was allowed to continue for five more songs before organisers made him leave the stage and the live radio broadcast was cut, prompting Pete to hurl his microphone at the concert’s host.
A statement released by Bayerischer Rundfunk said: “As the British say, ‘We are not amused.’ Unfortunately, it was unforeseeable. Live is live.”