Rio 2016: Hornchurch flag causes Twitter stir after being spotted at Olympics

PUBLISHED: 07:00 16 August 2016

Great Britain's Max Whitlock celebrates winning a gold medal following victory on the floor apparatus on the ninth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.

Great Britain's Max Whitlock celebrates winning a gold medal following victory on the floor apparatus on the ninth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil.

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Olympic champions Max Whitlock, Jason Kenny and Justin Rose have already made househould names of themselves after scooping gold medals for Team GB.

But another star of the Rio Games has been causing a stir on social media after being spotted at a range of events from cycling to canoeing.

A Hornchurch flag has been seen flying proudly in the stands at the Olympics during the past week, causing a commotion on Twitter back home.

Do you know who owns the flag? Get in touch with @romfordrecorder or email

Here are some of the best reactions to the flag’s surprise appearance on our screens:

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