World 27 February 2012 Video: Angela Merkel doused in beer German Chancellor remains calm as waiter upends a tray of beer onto her back. Print HTML A video of a waiter spilling five glasses of beer on Angela Merkel has gone viral. The waiter serves her a glass of beer, when someone bumps into him causing him to upend his tray onto the German Chancellor's back. Merkel gasps, then smiles and recovers. She gave a speech soon afterwards. This calmness was not in evidence in 2006, when George W Bush gave her an impromptu shoulder massage: › GOP in Michigan & Arizona: 3 things to know Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman. Subscribe More Related articles Full speech: John McDonnell's new, socialist economic policy to include a Living Wage Review Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump: do presidential debates influence the election result? Clinton and Trump: do presidential debates really matter?