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Too much red in Norway flag prompts recall

  • AP, Friday, August 13, 2010 8:01 PM

Norway celebrated a 2-1 friendly win over France Wednesday but the Norwegian federation has had to recall 50,000 novelty national flags a perceptive fan noticed a design error: incorrectly proportioned colors.

The flags contain more red relative to blue and white than specified in a 1898 law. The federation hopes to get its flags right before Norway faces Portugal in a home European Championship qualifier on Sept. 7.

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