Aussies told to avoid green and gold at Games
Australian supporters have been warned to avoid wearing green and gold at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi to avoid the attention of terrorists.
The Federal Government has issued a “high risk” travel warning for travellers as the first Australian athletes fly out to the Games.
“People shouldn’t wear an Aussie t-shirt, drape themselves in the Aussie flag or draw attention to themselves in any other clothing that is identifiable as Australian,” Mr Henning said.
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd also warned Australians to be mindful of what they wear while in India.
“Visitors to India need to make their own judgements on appropriate clothing, taking into account advice provided in the travel advice,” a spokesman for Mr Rudd said.
The warnings come as organisers face a race against to rescue the Games before the opening in eight days, with dozens of athletes still unconvinced over safety and living conditions in the athletes’ village.
The showpiece multi-sport event had teetered on the brink of collapse on when some nations threatened to pull out amid worries about security, a bridge falling down and the state of the facilities.