Kissinger watches hometown team lose in Germany


FUERTH, Germany (AP) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger returned to his hometown on Saturday, watching Greuther Fuerth lose 2-0 to Schalke.

The 89-year-old Kissinger, whose family fled Nazi Germany in 1938, had promised to attend a game at the Ronhof stadium if Fuerth was promoted to the German first division.

Kissinger tried to watch games there as a child, even though it was against the wishes of his parents.

The former diplomat said in German before the game that "my father wanted me to go to the opera, but I was always for the (Fuerth) games and I tried to sneak in.

"I was caught every time, and then there was trouble at home."

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