Sex Pistols star John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) has revealed how his home was once raided when police mistook an Italian flag for an IRA banner.
The star revealed that the police harassment he experienced in the eighties was what led him to quitting the UK to live in America.
"The police harrassment became unbearable," said the punk legend - as reported by the Belfast Telegraph. "I used to have these wooden slat blinds. They break, so up went an Italian flag.
"But somebody thought that meant it was an IRA house, so.. police raid!"
The rock icon appeared last night on Question Time, facing a political grilling from David Dimbleby alongside MP Louise Mensch and former Home Secretary Alan Johnson.
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