“I think it’s just a little bit small, but that’s your department really.”
Naga agreed: “There’s always a flag. They had the picture of the Queen, though.”
The row further escalated when Naga liked a tweet that praised their comments and said that “flag sh*ggers” would be up in arms about the incident.
The BBC said the on-air exchange was “light-hearted” and not meant to offend, while Naga has since issued a statement apologising.
It read: “I ‘liked’ tweets today that were offensive in nature about the use of the British flag as a backdrop in a Government interview this morning. I have since removed these ‘likes’.
“This does not represent the views of me or the BBC. I apologise for any offence taken.”