What needs to be understood is that in the matter of Shirk the mere display of such symbols is in itself a sin, and cannot be condoned on the excuse of a non-Shirk intention. Who would display a “beautifully” carved idol in the Masjid with the intention of adornment? Who would erect a statue of Mary on the pretext that the Qurān reveres Maryam?
… It is only a flag
Yes, it is a flag, but a flag of what? Let us examine the crests of the four most famous
teams who display the Cross: