Chris Jericho Suspended by WWE for Brazilian Flag Stunt

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The feuds in the WWE may be fake, but the uproar Chris Jericho created during a recent tour of South America is very real.

The long-time wrestling superstar has been suspended by the company for actions he took last night in a match against C.M. Punk., after Punk brought a Brazilian flag into the ring and Jericho grabbed it, crumpled it and tossed it away.

Such desecration is a crime punishable by jail time in the country.

Chris Jericho Picture

The flag stunt was not planned and police actually confronted Jericho about it inside the arena. He quickly took a microphone and expressed regret, but WWE officials have stepped in anyway.

"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 WWE has apologized to the citizens and the government of Brazil for this incident," the organization said in a statement.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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Sigh... If only there was such a law in the US.