Monday, June 02, 2014

Supermarket defends wearable England flag likened to 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" 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 what they believe were similarities with the hoods worn by the racist US organisation, also known by its initials "KKK".

One 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 ..."



Anonymous said...

It's a bit suspicious as the head cover could have easily been made with a curved shape and so less like the obvious suggestion of the KKK's infamous pointed hoods.

Anonymous said...

Because the KKK was so prominent in the UK? People are just looking for something, anything to have their precious feelings offended and hurt so they can feel special by being in an offended class. This world is getting rather ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Oh look, this something looks sort of like that something, from a place across the ocean and decades past that I've only seen in pictures. Well I'm offended and you'd better not sell those things that offend me or I'll hold my breath till I turn blue.

Please do hold your breath. 2 or 3 hours should be sufficient.

Anonymous said...

Ban all white rain ponchos with hoods so as not to offend the wilting flowers of our society!!!

Bird of Paradise said...

Ban hoodies their the popular wear of Trayvon brownshirts