Two members of Bloodhound Gang have been named in criminal charges due to incidents with the Russian flag.
Bloodhound Gang have always courted controversy. With a sense of humour best described as 'potty' the American band must be used to rubbing people up the wrong way.
However a stunt onstage in Ukraine appears to have backfired badly. Performing at a festival, the band's bassist, 'Evil' Jared Hasselhoff stuffed a Russian flag down his pants.
Shouting anti-Putin slogans, the incident immediately made headlines. Bloodhound Gang moved on to Russia, where Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky ordered the band to be expelled - labelling them "idiots" in the process.
Now two members of the group are being named as suspects in a case being followed by The Investigative Committee. (via BBC) Often viewed as the Russian equivalent to the FBI, the organisation are investigating charges of "inciting hatred in an organised group."
Hasselhoff and frontman Jimmy Pop stand accused of plotting the act as a means of "humiliating the human dignity of citizens of Russia".
Bloodhound Gang are yet to comment on the charges.
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