Politically Incorrect Photo
France’s justice minister has called for legal action to be taken against a man who was photographed wiping his bottom with the French flag.
Michele Alliot-Marie said it was unacceptable for the tricolour to be insulted in this way, and called for those responsible to be prosecuted.
Her response came after the photograph was displayed in a competition run by the media retailer, FNAC.
The image won a special mention in the “politically incorrect” category.
Taken on the street, the photograph shows a man seen from behind: his trousers are around his ankles and he is apparently wiping his bottom with a French flag.