Yesterday’s SEA games was a proud moment for the Philippines as both Eric Shauwn Cray and Kayla Anise Richardson each brought home the gold for their respective 100m events. However, as happy as we are of their achievement, fans noticed something wrong with the picture. Apparently, the Philippine flag on their uniforms was sewn upside down.
For the Philippines, having the red side of the flag on top symbolizes that the country is at war. Several claim however that the flag was intentionally sewn upside down symbolizing that the athletes are at war for the gold. Others however debunk this claim as they feel it is misrepresentation.
Back in 2013, NFL’s Seattle Seahawks’ Doug Baldwin also carried the Philippine flag upside down. However, this was intentionally done to address the devastation brought by Yolanda.
Well, though we’re not sure if this year’s SEA games uniform mishap was just an honest mistake or an intended one, we’d like to say congratulations anyway to our representatives!
What do you guys think? Do you agree that the flag should be sewn upside down to symbolize war among the athletes?