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Cops raided Sex Pistols singer John Lydon's home in IRA mix-up

Former Sex Pistols singer John Lydon has revealed how police raided his home after mistaking an Italian flag for an Irish tricolour.

The punk star, real name John Lydon, said he quit the UK for America in the 1980s because he was being targeted by police.

"The police harrassment became unbearable," said the 56-year-old vocalist.

"I used to have these wooden slat blinds. They break, so up went an Italian flag.

"But somebody thought that meant it was an IRA house, so.. police raid!"

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