Water Polo: Singapore team in hot water over trunks

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The Independent Online

Singapore has rebuked its national water polo team for wearing swim trunks that feature an "inappropriate" likeness of the city-state's flag.

The trunks, which were designed by members of the men's team currently competing in the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, show the flag's white crescent moon jutting up from the groin area with five stars to the side on a red background.

"Unfortunately the team did not seek our advice on the use of the crescent moon and stars," the Information Ministry said yesterday. "Their design is inappropriate as we want elements of the flag to be treated with dignity."