Two members of the US rock group Bloodhound Gang have been named as suspects in a criminal case in Russia.
In July the band’s bassist, “Evil” Jared Hasselhoff, stuffed a Russian flag down his trousers while on stage in Ukraine.
The Investigative Committee, sometimes described as the Russian FBI, is investigating him and the group’s front man Jimmy Pop.
They’re facing claims of “inciting hatred in an organised group.”
The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years.
In a statement on the committee’s website, the pair were referred to using their real names Jared Hennegan and James Franks.
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It said that Franks had also shouted out “insulting expressions in English against Russia” at the Ukraine gig.
The committee said that it suspected the men of plotting to carry out acts aimed at “humiliating the human dignity of citizens of Russia”.
The group had already been banned from a festival in Russia when footage of the flag stunt was posted online.
Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky tweeted at the time: “These idiots will not perform in [the region of Russia] Kuban.”
Hennegan has also been banned from returning to Ukraine for five years after urinating on that country’s flag on stage,
Bloodhound Gang were founded in 1991 and have had hits including The Bad Touch and The Ballad Of Chasey Lain.
The above is found on the BBC
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