The EU flag can pop up in some unexpected places.
This last week I was marveling with feigned disinterest over the shoulder of an actual young person the visceral belligerence that is the latest Call of Duty video game. I risked said youth’s ire by demanding he pause the festive bloodbath when I spotted this:
It’s the flag of the evil “Federation” faced by the game’s protagonists and forces of all that is good (i.e. ‘American’).
Granted, the Federation is a superpower made up of Latin American, not European countries, and the design could also said to have been borrowed from the US’s own feted first flag.
But the defeat of a power-hungry malevolent bloc with military plans and a star-ringed standard?
Is UKIP writing video wargame synopses now? Or did the designers just cut and paste it from a party manifesto?
Happy New Year.
Oh, and “frag out,” apparently …