Team NZ fans' display bears the brunt of vandals in Bermuda

New Zealand flags have not been to everyone's liking in Bermuda.
Clive Mason

New Zealand flags have not been to everyone's liking in Bermuda.

Fans in Bermuda supporting Team New Zealand's America's Cup bid appear to have been targeted by vandals.

Simon Hull is part of a group of eight New Zealand fans in Bermuda for the regatta and they had decorated the front of their accommodation with New Zealand flags and silver fern bunting.

The patriotic decorations had been up for three weeks, but they found it torn down on Monday.

"It had been slashed with a knife," Hull told NZME. "You can see where the knife had gone through.

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"The owner of the property where we're staying is an 83-year-old local who had really embraced hosting  passionate Kiwi fans. She is just livid someone had come on to her property and done this."

Another fan had put New Zealand flags on lamp posts on the main road on the morning of the first America's Cup races, but they were taken down the next day.

Team New Zealand lead Oracle Team USA 3-0 in the America's Cup, so the flag vandals may be some United States fans unhappy that the Kiwis are leading.

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