World Cup Fan Flag Slammed because it "Looks Like a Ku Klux Klan Outfit"


Supermarket Asda has defended a 'wearable England flag' it has launched for the World Cup after claims it resembles a Ku Klux Klan outfit.

The £3 St George’s Cross, with the word 'England' emblazoned across it, features a hood which Asda said was to allow fans to stay dry in the unpredictable British weather. But some fans took to Twitter today to point out the similarities between the hoods and those worn by the good old US white pride organisation, also known by its initials 'Ku Klux Klan'.

One website user called Kieran posted a picture of himself at his @KieranCPhoto account, writing: 'Asda are selling wearable England flags, they look dodgy to say the least...'

Another user called Simon replied on his account: ''ENGLAND RULES OKKK' Honestly, do Asda simply not bother to see how these things look when worn? *sigh*'

The flag’s description on the Asda website simply says: 'Support England in the World Cup with this unique wearing flag!'

A company spokesman said it had also produced a wearable Brazilian flag ahead of the competition, with starts in the South American country on June 12.

The spokesman said: 'We know there’s chatter on Twitter about our wearable World Cup flags, but it’s simply a flag with a hood - nothing more, nothing less.

'We opted for a hood on our wearable England and Brazilian flags as you never know what the British weather will bring.

'We want customers to get behind the team without getting wet.'

In September last year, the supermarket giant was forced to make a £25,000 donation to the mental health charity Mind after apologising for advertising an 'mental patient fancy dress costume'.

(Daily Mail)

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