The official WWE website has announced that Chris Jericho has been suspended indefinitely, following a stunt involving the Brazilian flag at yesterday’s WWE live event in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
TMZ reported the following on the incident:
“It all went down during a match between Jericho and C.M. Punk — who was proudly waving the flag in the ring. Jericho took the flag away, crumpled it up and kicked the flag out of the ring … and that’s when police stepped in and put a stop to the event.
“We’re told Jericho was informed that desecrating the national flag is a crime in Brazil … punishable by incarceration.
“Cops gave Jericho an option — apologize to the arena … or go to jail. Chris chose the former … grabbing the mic and telling the crowd he immediately regretted his actions. Cops allowed the event to continue.
“Sources connected to the WWE tell TMZ … the flag stunt was NOT planned or approved by WWE officials.”
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