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30/05/2014 09:38 BST | Updated 30/05/2014 10:59 BST

Asda Defends Wearable England Flag That Makes You Look Like A Member Of The Ku Klux Klan

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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.

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But some fans took to Twitter to point out what they believes were similarities with the hoods worn by the racist US organisation, also known by its initials "KKK".

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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 it had also produced a wearable Brazilian flag ahead of the competition, with starts in the South American country on June 12.

She added: "We know there's chatter on Twitter about our wearable World Cup flags, but it's simply a flag with a hood - nothing more, nothing less.

"We opted for a hood on our wearable England and Brazilian flags as you never know what the British weather will bring.

"We want customers to get behind the team without getting wet."