FIFA World Cup: Bangladesh Red-Cards World Cup Flags

Bangladesh fans in many towns have put up flags of Argentina and Brazil ahead of the FIFA World Cup. They, however, have been instructed to take them down as it is believed to be disrespectful towards Bangladesh's national flag.

updated: June 10, 2014 14:28 IST
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Dhaka: Authorities in western Bangladesh pleaded with football fans on Tuesday to remove tens of thousands of Brazilian and Argentinian flags from their rooftops as World Cup fever grips the normally cricket-mad nation.

Ahead of Thursday's big kick-off in Brazil, many Bangladeshi towns and cities have been turned into seas of either yellow and green or blue and white in a reflection of the huge support for the South American giants.

But Mustafizur Rahman, government administrator of Jessore district, which is home to 2.7 million people, said the mass display of support for the tournament's two favourites was disrespectful to Bangladesh's own flag.

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