According to Q magazine, the piano that was played at the end of this track was given to Gillespie Sells by his father, when he was 4. The young Dan had asked for a piano so his trader father swapped a multi-gym he'd found in the street for a friend's dilapidated pub honky tonk piano. Gillespie Sells still has it in his apartment.
Dido helped shut down a Neo-Nazi Web site after learning it was using "White Flag" to promote its hateful messages. Owners of the site had misinterpreted the track as racist and thought they represented their white supremacy views.