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WWE Star Chris Jericho nearly goes to jail in Brazil.

WWE Star Chris Jericho nearly goes to jail in Brazil for flag incident.

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Jericho nearly arrested & jailed in Brazil for flag incident.

 

WWE Star Chris Jericho Suspended for Desecrating Brazilian Flag

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A WWE event in Brazil came to a screeching halt Thursday evening … when local law enforcement stopped a live match and threatened to arrest Chris Jericho for desecrating the Brazilian flag.

It all went down during a match between Jericho and C.M. Punk — who was proudly waving the flag in the ring. Jericho took the flag away, crumpled it up and kicked the flag out of the ring … and that’s when police stepped in and put a stop to the event.

We’re told Jericho was informed that desecrating the national flag is a crime in Brazil … punishable by incarceration.

Cops gave Jericho an option — apologize to the arena … or go to jail. Chris chose the former …  grabbing the mic and telling the crowd he immediately regretted his actions. Cops allowed the event to continue.

Sources connected to the WWE tell TMZ … the flag stunt was NOT planned or approved by WWE officials.

The WWE has just released an official statement saying, "Chris Jericho has been suspended indefinitely  due to an irresponsible act of denigrating the Brazilian flag at a WWE event in Sao Paulo on May 24. The WWE has apologized to the citizens and the government of Brazil for this incident."

UPDATE:

6:34 AM PDT – Jericho has tweeted about the incident … saying, " Just for the record I love Brazil and wish we could’ve spent more time here. Beautiful country!"

Let’s take a look back at Chris Jericho’s interview history with Metal Sludge.

"20 Questions" August 17th 1999

"ReWind" September 21st 2000

"3-Wind" March 13th 2002

"Back-4-More" March 3rd 2005

And as Mongoose McQueen the singer from FOZZY

"20 Questions" October 24th 2000

"ReWind" November 14th 2002

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