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