Swiss TV in German anthem blunder German supporters at the match sang the official version of the anthem Swiss television has made an embarrassing error during live coverage of the European Championship football match between Germany and Austria.
The national channel SRG ran subtitles to Germany's national anthem including the obsolete first verse - ignored since the fall of the Third Reich.
"Deutschland, Deutschland ueber alles" or "Germany, Germany above everything", was popular under the Nazis' rule.
The third verse, on its own, became the anthem following unification in 1990. 'Inexcusable'
The third verse, which begins "unity and justice and liberty for the German fatherland", was sung by Germans in the west of the country after World War II. Link