The story is old but it goes on....
"This Is Not Your Country" , the thought-provoking semi-recent b-side when examined closely reveals a sympathetic attitude towards the nationalist population in Northern Ireland. A much more refreshing viewpoint than the blinkered bleatings of a lot of misguided USA idiots (who have no clue of the political climate in NI, just bland generalisations).
Hardly the view of a rabid, National Front sympathiser (who additionally, in case you didn't know, hate the Irish). Morrissey, conceived from Irish parents, is a perfect example of somebody who is proud of their nationality but is also aware of their roots and the different culture which surrounds them.
The reason I dig up this argument is because, a lot of ill-informed individuals are spouting the "Morrissey is a racist" lines, now that he is touring again. Tell them to listen to that song and it should shut them up.
A flag can be a mark of identity and a symbol of pride, whether ir be a union jack or a tricolour. Just ensure that it isn't used in an inappropriate location. Finsbury Park in London was a natural place to wave it. Pity about the PC-stunted journalists that (NME writers especially) who couldn't see this.