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SEA Games: Inverted flag in PH athletes’ uniforms a ‘supplier mistake’

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 10:06 PM June 10, 2015
Fil-Am athlete Eric Cray wears a uniform with an inverted flag of the Philippines (encircled) during the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore. RAFFY LERMA/INQUIRER

Fil-Am athlete Eric Cray wears a uniform with an inverted flag of the Philippines (encircled) during the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore. RAFFY LERMA/INQUIRER

Athletics chief Philip Juico cleared the talk surrounding the inverted Philippine flag on the uniforms of Filipino sprinters Eric Cray and Kayla Richardson during Tuesday’s 100-meter competitions in the Southeast Asian Games, saying it was just a mistake by the supplier.

Juico said that the inverted flag with the red portion of it above the blue one is a mistake made by the uniform supplier which has already been fixed.

READ: ‘Wardrobe malfunction’: PH athletes wear uniform with inverted flag

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“The inverted Philippine flag is a supplier error which has been corrected. We are also asking the supplier to publicly explain this lapse,” Juico said in a statement Wednesday. “This minor lapse should not however diminish the fact that our athletics team is performing in an outstanding manner and is doing the country proud.”

READ: Cray, Richardson clinch 100m dash gold medals for PH

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Cray and Richardson emerged with the gold medals in their respective fields in the 100-meter dash. Cray also took home the gold in the men’s 400-meter hurdle in record-breaking fashion. CFC

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