Saturday 17 February 2018

Supermarket in 'KKK' flag storm

A man wears a
A man wears a "wearable England flag" made by Asda, as the supermarket defended the flag after claims it resembles a Ku Klux Klan outfit.

David Wilcock

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' on the red cross, features a hood which Asda said was to allow fans to wear it and stay dry despite the unpredictable British weather. But some fans took to Twitter to point out similarities with hoods worn by the US racist organisation the KKK.

One user posted a picture of himself: "Asda are selling wearable England flags, they look dodgy to say the least..."

Another posted: 'ENGLAND RULES OKKK' Asda simply not bother to see how these things look when worn?

A company spokeswoman said it was simply a flag with a hood.

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