Saturday 19 August 2017

Angela Merkel rolling her eyes next to Vladimir Putin has got people guessing like crazy

When the German Chancellor rolled her eyes in Hamburg, the world wanted to know what was said,

(John MacDougall/AP/PA)
(John MacDougall/AP/PA)

By Peter Cary

Things got slightly awkward at the G20 summit in Hamburg on Friday, when Chancellor Angela Merkel was spotted rolling her eyes next to Vladimir Putin.

It’s not known what the Russian leader was saying to prompt the reaction from his German counterpart, but the internet was quickly awash with theories.

Some suggested that Putin had been engaging in a spot of “mansplaining”, while others pointed out the equal possibility that she could be agreeing with his point.

But there was a common consenus to be found by all: Merkel was not amused at what she was hearing.

Leaders met in the northern German city for the 12th meeting of the G20 forum of major world economies on Friday, with plans to discuss major contemporary issues, including the crisis in Syria and global markets.

But it seems that not every conversation was as smooth as it could have been.

Perhaps things aren’t as awkward as they seem.

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