Sacrebleu! France has just passed a rule stating that anyone insulting the French national flag could be fined €1,500:
France has introduced a rule to protect its national flag from insult after a photo of a man wiping his bottom with the tricolour caused outrage.
Under the rule, anyone caught trying to "destroy, damage or use the flag in a degrading manner" could face a fine of 1,500 euros (£1,250; $1,900).
The offending picture won a prize in a photo contest in the southern city of Nice in March. It was later published in a free national newspaper.