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Asda slammed after their flag resembles KKK costume

By Mason White 5:46 PM June 1, 2014
Man wearing the KKK type Asda flag 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
The British supermarket chain Asda is being criticized after their flag resembles the Klu Klux Klan costume.

However, Asda has defended selling the flag that has been compared to the white supremacist costume.

The St. George’s flag sports the word England along with a white hood and visor. The flag unleashed a storm on social media sites when it went on sale ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.

A company spokesperson said that they opted for a hoodie to protect game enthusiasts from the rain. “We want customers to cheer on the team without getting wet,” the spokesperson said.

Despite all the criticism the flag was still available on Asda’s web site. “Support England in the World Cup with this flag,” the company wrote.

“It’s just a brand with a hood, nothing more and nothing less,” the spokesperson concluded.