Lacoste claims Norway killer Anders Breivik bad for label's image
Lacoste, the upmarket French fashion label renowned for its green crocodile logo, has demanded that Norway's self-confessed mass-murderer Anders Breivik be banned from wearing its garments because it fears the company's reputation is being damaged.
Breivik, who murdered 77 people, has a penchant for Lacoste clothes. One of the most widely published pictures shows him wearing a red Lacoste pullover while sitting in a police car.
However, Norwegian police revealed yesterday that the company had contacted them.
"The company evidently feels that such a man sporting its clothes could do considerable harm to its reputation," a police spokesman said.
Police have not said whether they will agree to Lacoste's request.