English council apologises for flying Welsh flag on St Patrick's Day

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An English council has apologised after flying the Welsh flag on St Patrick's Day.

Social media users expressed their puzzlement on Sunday when the red dragon was spotted fluttering above Sheffield's Town Hall.

The city council then added to the confusion by issuing an initial statement which included congratulations to the Welsh rugby union team following its Grand Slam in the Six Nations.

On Monday the council issued an apology.