Labour MP says 'far-right ideology' made fewer fans fly St George flag [Video]

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Anger as Labour sports minister claims England fans avoided flying St George"s Cross flag during the World Cup due to "far-right" connotationsAllin-Khan said St George"s Cross is synonymous with far-Right ideologyShe said flags were far more popular in the World Cups from 2000-2010 Her...

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Anger as Labour sports minister claims England fans avoided flying St George’s Cross flag during the World Cup due to ‘far-right’ connotations

  • Allin-Khan said St George’s Cross is synonymous with far-Right ideology
  • She said flags were far more popular in the World Cups from 2000-2010
  • Her comments attracted angry comments and contradict recent study

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Shadow sports minister Rosena Allin-Khan, who has claimed some people were reluctant to fly the St George’s Cross during this year's World Cup

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