'British are back to insult our nation': Coldplay accused of disrespecting Indian flag during gig
Coldplay, who were performing in front of 80,000 people for the Global Citizen Festival in Mumbai, played for one and a half hours, but the group’s frontman was accused by National Congress Party leader Nawab Malik of “insulting” India by tucking the flag in his back pocket.
Malik demanded an apology from the singer, along with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, who Prime Minister Narendra Modi belongs to, and the Shiv Sena political party.
The crowd at the event, however, did not seem to have any problem with where the flag was positioned, with many praising the band for waving the Indian flag.
Coldplay hasn't disrespected the Indian flag.— Sapan Verma (@sapanv) November 20, 2016
NCP's Nawab Malik has disrespected logic.
Others were more astute to what was unfolding and predicted the hype.
Tomorrow's news: Chris Martin tied the Indian flag to his bum. Ban Coldplay. #GCLonVh1— Carolyn Fernandes (@Carohlinn) November 19, 2016
Coldplay thanked the audience for their hospitality but have yet to comment on the criticism.