McLaren orders removal of Mexican flags featuring marijuana leaf 17 November, 2013 Offending flag with marijuana leaf McLaren has denied deliberately placing Mexican flags bearing images of marijuana leaves above the team’s official merchandise stall in Austin. At the first race after it emerged thatMexican Sergio Perez has been dropped for 2014, the Mexican consulate reportedly complained about “several” offensive flags ahead of the US Grand Prix, which takes place in Texas, close to the Mexican border. The Spanish newspaper AS quoted a Mexican official as saying the country was “profoundly disturbed” by the images. McLaren said: “The flags were neither manufactured nor authorised by McLaren. As soon as we understood the nature of the issue, we immediately ordered [that] the flags be removed.” “We appreciate that embarrassment and offense has been caused, and we regret that the agents and sub-contractors have caused such a situation to arise,” the statement added. In Spanish, Perez defended the British team, telling his Twitter followers: “McLaren would never do something like that.” (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsMcLaren preview United States GPMcLaren: Both Checo and Jenson drove very well in trying circumstancesPerez: I am going through a tough time, I don’t know where I am going to end upMcLaren report from US GP qualifying in AustinMcLaren: Both drivers reported that the MP4-28 performed well around this fantastic Austin circuitButton gets grid penalty for overtaking during red flag periodPerez: I had no idea I was going to be replaced, it came as a shock to meMcLaren previews the United States Grand Prix in AustinJay Leno samples Circuit of The Americas with McLaren and ladiesMcLaren: A brilliant day for our team, a brilliant day for F1 ZombieJebus Ahahahahaha!!!! Even funnier because 12% of the Mexican GNP is illegal drugs sales! (look it up) Besides, I like weed. Just not from Mexico. Berty What harm can a Leaf cause, when you think of all the past Alcohol and Tobacco in the past then the corruption that go’s on in F1 anyway. Total Madness.. Mexican flag takes pole position .. Up the Leaf – McLaren are Losers.. Junior Johnson I think they should just leaf Periz and maclaren alone haaahaaa Junior Johnson And they should also just leaf those flags there haaa haaa ZombieF1 The Zetas and CT would be angry with this statement.