GET YOUR ENGLAND KKK FLAG PONCHO! GET YOUR ENGLAND KKK FLAG PONCHO!
Clearly whoever is in charge of new product development/placement at the English grocery store chain Asda should have thought this World Cup merchandise out a little better. It’s a wearable England flag, the only problem is it doubles as a Klu Klux Klan outfit.
“Dodgy to say the least” is a perfect description …
Asda are selling wearable England flags, they look dodgy to say the least… pic.twitter.com/cGBsSdQyP9
— Kieran (@KieranCPhoto) May 29, 2014
Have no fear, though, because Asda is taking the KKK-esque pieces of merchandise off the shelves, right? Wrong. The store is reportedly standing behind their new creation. The following according to The Guardian:
Asda has defended a “wearable England flag” the supermarket has launched for the World Cup, after criticisms that it resembles a Ku Klux Klan outfit.
“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.”
As Deadspin points out, Asda opted for the non-rounded hood due to price point in an attempt to move as much product as possible. But good talk, company spokesman.