'Unruly' US rock group Bloodhound Gang banned in Russia over 'underpants' flag stunt

London, Aug 4 (ANI): US rock group Bloodhound Gang has been banned from a Russian music festival after the Russian flag was stuffed into the underpants on stage by one of the band members.

According to the BBC, bass player Jared Hasselhoff was seen in a video pushing the flag into the front of his pants and pulling them out of the back.

Hasselhoff later apologized for the stunt, which took place in a 31 July concert in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, the report said.

The bass player told the crowd to not tell Putin as he grabbed a Russian flag from the wall behind and performed the stunt, the report added.

The band had been expected to play at the Kubana festival, held in the first week in August in Russia's southern Krasnodar region, also known as Kuban, but their performance billed for Friday was cancelled, the report further said. (ANI)


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