Bearded Villains is a men’s charity organization that tackles injustice, homophobia, racism, and oppression. The club was stopped outside Brahehus castle in southern Sweden to snap a photo with their club flag.
Andreas Fransson was with his friends outside of the castle when officers arrived on the scene.
“They told us that a motorist thought he had seen a gathering of Isis terrorists,” Fransson told the Guardian.
Upon explaining the situation, the two officers “had a good laugh” and rode away.
“The flag gets passed from club to club around the world and we take pictures with the flag to show our community.”
Fransson knew why his club’s emblem – two crossed sabres on a black backdrop– might give some folks the wrong impression, but took it in stride.
“It was a funny incident, but it’s a shame to be associated with ISIS given our charity work,” he added.
Keep up the good work, fellas. Villainy never looked so good.
For more photos of the club’s manly members, scroll on below.