Red Sox to Wear American Flag Suits during White House Visit

Wednesday March 26th, 2014

It's a pretty widely accepted truth that if you're fortunate enough to be invited to the White House, and you're a male, you should probably plan on wearing a jacket and tie. What's less traditional is wearing a jacket and tie that look like a costume from Idiocracy.

But when the Red Sox make their post-World Series visit with President Obama next week at the White House, they'll be donning the above Uncle Sam suits.

The U.S. Flag Code says its improper to use the flag as an "article of personal adornment, a design of items of temporary use and item of clothing," though the Red Sox will probably escape federal prosecution by arguing the jackets are designed to look like flags, not made of them. Still, the idea of the Red Sox being arrested en masse is pretty great.

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