27 Sep 2011

Samoa flag trumps American flag in American Samoa

7:18 pm on 27 September 2011

Samoan flags in American Samoa flying in support of the Manu Samoa rugby side at the World Cup in New Zealand have upset Senator Fuamatu Fuamatu, who says the US flag is being displaced.

Buses and vehicles are flying small and medium sized Samoan flags and some families have hoisted large flags around their houses in support of Manu Samoa.

Fuamatu, a former soldier, says while he fully supports Manu Samoa, the US flag is a symbol that veterans fought for and he feels the rugby fans should be told to respect it.