'Wearable England flag' is slammed by fans
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 , writing: "Asda are selling wearable England flags, they look dodgy to say the least..."
Another user called Simon replied: "'ENGLAND RULES OKKK' Honestly, do Asda simply not bother to see how these things look when worn? *sigh*"
The flag's description on the Asda website simply says: "Support England in the World Cup with this unique wearing flag!"
A company spokeswoman said: "We know there's chat on Twitter about our wearable flags, but it's simply a flag with a hood – nothing more, nothing less."