Scot's angered by Scotland on Sunday's branding of Swastika Saltire.

Scots set social media ablaze after disgust at desecration of Scottish flag but Scotland on Sunday.
 
 
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April 6, 2013 - PRLog -- Social media including Twitter and Facebook became the equivalent of an online riot in the early hours of this morning after the release of an image from the Scotland on Sunday website (Scotsman) portraying the Scottish flag as a swastika.

Scotland on Sunday received an angry response when they took an iconic image used by the pro-independence campaign depicting 3 men on a hilltop with the Scottish Saltire. With a little Photoshop work the St Andrews cross was removed and replaced with a Nazi Swastika.

Almost immediately after the release of the image, social media seemed to explode with comments from around the globe. One site named "Scotlands Date With Destiny" began an online petition calling for removal of the image and an apology from the Scotsman. The petition seems to be emailing both the editor of the Scotsman and the Independent Complaints Commission.

The organiser of the petition, Martin Keatings had this to say about the image:

"Our petition has been open only an hour but people are talking around the world. Twitter is going crazy, the site has had over 600 hits in an hour and the petition has been signed 300 times in such a short amount of time. This is in the wee hours of the morning. I have no doubt that this will increase when Scotland wakes in the morning. There is clearly an international element of condemnation as well. The people of Scotland and our international friends are not happy!"

"It does not matter what your political position is or what your viewpoint on independence is. It does not matter what the article is about. The fact of the matter is that Scotland on Sunday have taken our national flag and turned it into a swastika. This is desecration of epic proportions. It is vile and it is offensive."

"For decades Scottish soldiers have fought and died in the armed forces fighting against fascism and for this type of imagery to be used and Scotland to be branded a fascist country makes me sick to my stomach. The Scotsman should ensure this is removed immediately and issue an apology to the Scottish people."

It is clear from the comments on Twitter, Facebook and other social media that this issue is not going to go away.
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