Kicking up Storms

Much hue and cry was raised earlier this year when Sania Mirza, the #1 Indian woman tennis player, kept her feet close to the Indian flag on a table.

Michael Ballack, the captain of the German football (soccer) team, returned home from the Euro 2008 championship and does this:

What would the reaction to this in Germany be?

My take: such acts do count as disrespect towards the country flag. Anyone have other views?

(Photo credits: Times of India)

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