England's new £757million national stadium couldn’t fly the flag on St George’s Day yesterday — because it doesn’t even have a flagpole.
When asked why there was no patriotic display, Wembley bosses admitted: “There was no deliberate decision not to fly the flag — it’s just that we don’t have a flagpole.”
A spokeswoman said the stadium would mark the occasion by lighting up its stunning arch last night.
The Football Association HQ was also lacking the English flag on our patron saint’s day, as were the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street and Buckingham Palace.
But the cross of St George flew proudly outside the Home Office, Department of Trade & Industry, Bristol Cathedral and civic buildings in Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle.