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Did the Plaza Hotel mix up the Irish and Indian flags on St Patrick's Day?

There was a tricolour with a difference flying in front of the hotel…

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THE FAMED PLAZA Hotel in New York flew a green, white and orange tricolour on St Patrick’s Day.

Only thing was, it wasn’t the Irish flag.

And people weren’t slow to take to Twitter and point this out:

So, does the Plaza Hotel need geography lessons? Well, there may be a more innocent explanation.

The hotel is owned by an Indian businessman, Subrata Roy. And an insider told the New York Post about the flag:

It’s been up for quite a bit of time and was not hung in error. Some scaffolding came down in January and the flag has been flying since then.

Are they telling fibs? It would appear not – this tweet from March 1 shows the flag flying proud:

Although they may need geography lessons too.

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