Born in the United States, SonicFox is one of many North American players competing at WUFL in Mortal Kombat 11, alongside the likes of The Mighty Unjust and Kombat.
During the introduction of each participant, both names and flags for their countries were shown, however, in SonicFox's case, instead of the stars and stripes banner, the trans flag was set in place.
Wearing his iconic fursuit and dabbing like it's 2015, SonicFox climbed the stage with the trans flag created by Monica Helms behind them.
This isn't the first time SonicFox has shown support for the trans community during a Mortal Kombat tournament. At the 2020 Finals, Sonic received the trophy (a large Shao Kahn hammer) wrapped in the trans flag.
(Picture: NetherRealm Studios)
SonicFox criticised for using trans flag
Their irreverent and outspoken personality has rubbed certain groups the wrong way, being criticized by transphobic people via social media. SonicFox responded to users calling them a "mental patient," by quoting the tweet saying that "if you guys wanna see a thread of clowns absolutely mad for 0 reason then look no further."
Regardless of what you make of it, you can't deny Sonic's character outside the game matches their talents when it comes to picking up a controller, making it through the group stages undefeated with a perfect 7-0 record.