Report: Russian Paralympic team marches in Sochi to anti-American song
Feb 23, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; The Russian flag is raised during the closing ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Fisht Olympic Stadium. Image by Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
It appears that the Russian Paralympic team has marched out to an anti-American song during the Opening Ceremony of the event Friday in Sochi.
The site "Inside the Games" did a live blog of the Paralympics Opening Ceremony, and it includes what it says are the words to the song "Goodbye America" by the American heavy metal band W.A.S.P. (WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE)
Team Russia reportedly entered Fisht Olympic Stadium to the song, whose lyrics partially go something like this:
"The hour is late, the clock of destiny is ticking out. America has become a schizophrenic personality. For years, most of these people have been dominated politically, exploited economically, segregated and humiliated by some foreign power. America has trampled over the dream. The price that the United States must pay is the price of its own destruction!"
Tensions have risen between America and Russia after the nation's recent military actions in Ukraine, which began five days after the Olympic Closing Ceremony.