A 29-year-old-man in Switzerland, who prefers to remain anonymous, recently hung a Jack Daniel’s #flag on his roof of his apartment in Regensdorf, Zurich, leading to neighbors asking if he had pledged allegiance to #ISIS. The man said he did it for fun, never expecting his neighbors to react the way they did.

His neighbors left him a letter in his mailbox asking if they should be afraid of him. He had reportedly hung an Italian flag on his home before, as they said in the note that first it was an Italian flag and now it’s the “black flag of death” hanging on his home. According to a report by The Local, the letter went on to ask him if he was an Islamic State sympathizer.

Man ‘completely flabbergasted’ over neighbor’s reaction to Jack Daniel’s flag

The man confessed to being “completely flabbergasted” when he read his neighbors’ letter. Admittedly there are some similarities between the ISIS flag and the Jack Daniel’s logo – they do both have black backgrounds and white lettering – but except for the fact that drinking too much of the stuff can cause problems, there the resemblance pretty much ends.

Readers can compare the two flags in the tweets below - maybe the neighbors should get their eyes tested?

Man wants to sue the neighbor for defamation

The man went on to ask neighbors in the area who had written the note, but says no one has admitted to it as yet.

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However, he is no longer finding his Jack Daniel's flag quite so funny. He told The Register that he is now planning to sue the person who sent him the letter for libel, saying when he is wrongfully told he is an ISIS supporter, this is definitely defamation of character.

In the meantime, he is continuing to proudly display his Jack Daniel’s flag on his home, no matter what the neighbors feel about the situation. He said to take it down might make the neighbor think they were right.

Easy to mistake an ISIS flag?

This isn’t the first time someone has mistaken a black and white flag as being related to Islamic State. The Huffington Post reported in 2015 that CNN had mistaken a flag depicting sex toys in a London Gay Pride parade as being an Islamic State flag. That embarrassing episode took up a whole segment on CNN, with Lucy Pawle saying that if you looked closely at the flag, it was clearly not Arabic writing. She said it looked like “gobbledegook,” adding it was definitely an ISIS flag.

Admittedly it was a black flag with white markings on it, but those markings represented dildos, butt plugs, and other sex toys and definitely not something ISIS was likely to promote. Pawle was rather surprised at the time that no one else had noticed the flag but was no doubt very embarrassed to find out the truth.

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