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Morrissey performs at Morsi rally after intern error

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Morrissey performs at Morsi rally after intern error

Former Smiths’ frontman plays two songs before Muslim Brotherhood pulls plug

CAIRO: The Muslim Brotherhood was this morning blaming an “unfortunate, innocent mix-up” by one of its summer interns after the English singer-songwriter Morrissey last night performed at a pro-Morsi rally in Egypt.

The forthright, dour Manchester musician performed two songs in front of several thousand protestors in Cairo’s Giza district before an event organiser realised that a mistake had been made.

“It’s a shame really, as the crowd were starting to get into him,” said an unnamed Muslim Brotherhood official. “But his dry, sardonic lyrics about depression, doomed relationships and the English identity just aren’t the right messages that we want to be pushing right now. And he was continuously whinging about the smell from the shawarma stall around the corner.”

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  1. dazk55

    July 16, 2013 at 2:05 pm


  2. Andrewcito

    July 17, 2013 at 6:24 am

    What was on his play list for the night:
    1. Heir Apparent 2.You Know i Couldn’t last 3.Ambitious Outsiders…

  3. Alan Sunlotion

    July 17, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Or even – Morsi take a bow, Strangeways here we come or Panic on the streets of Cairo!!!

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