Friday, June 24, 2005

New Zealand sporting legends want flag change

New Zealand sporting legends have thrown their weight behind a campaign to change their national flag because it is too much like Australia's.

Cricketer Sir Richard Hadlee, a champion fast bowler who often bore the brunt of abusive Aussie crowds in the 1980s, thinks New Zealand's four red stars next to the Union Jack, instead of Australia's six white ones, are not enough to tell the flags apart.

"Too many people confuse our flag with the Australian one and it also becomes embarrassing when New Zealanders cannot tell the difference either," Hadlee said.

Images of New Zealand and Australian flags courtesy of Flags Of The World.


At 11:43 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

would it be possible if you could write up some famous sporting legends from new zealand that would be great!!

Tiana Garvey, Christchurch


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