Brazilians are outraged with Chris Jericho, after the WWE star desecrated the Brazilian flag.
Entertainment gossip site TMZ reports that officials interrupted Jericho and C.M. Punk’s match Thursday night after Jericho took the flag away from Punk and crumbled it. When he took the flag and kicked it, the police stepped in.
According to the publication, Jericho was given two options: to apologize to the arena or go to jail. TMZ was told that allegedly Jericho wasn’t aware that desecrating the Brazilian flag is a crime in Brazil.
Jericho didn’t think twice and apologized for his behavior. TMZ was also told that desecrating the flag was not a planned stunt nor was it approved by WWE authority.
Unfortunately for Jericho, this stunt got him punished by the WWE, which issued a statement apologizing to the Brazilian community.
"Chris Jericho has been suspended indefinitely due to an irresponsible act of denigrating the Brazilian flag at a WWE event in Sao Paulo on May 24,” the statement read. “The WWE has apologized to the citizens and the government of Brazil for this incident."
Just last month CM Punk and Chris Jericho had an over-the-top fight at Wrestlemania in Miami, Fla., where Latinos shined.
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A legend in Mexican wrestling was inducted with some of the most historic performers the profession had ever seen.
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