An Army Veteran Was Asked To Take Down His American Flag While Tailgating For An Atlanta Braves Game
TheBigLead- A veteran wants an explanation as to why he was told he couldn’t fly an American flag during a tailgate before an Atlanta Braves game Monday night. Adam Mourdock was told by a parking attendant that flying an American flag was against team policy. When he asked to see a supervisor, she told him she was the supervisor.
Mourdock told CBS 46 the following about the incident:
“My whole life, it’s been our country, our family and the Braves. I fly a flag, an American flag directly above an Atlanta Braves flag at all home games.
“She said you need to take it down. It’s against the policy. There was no explanation, there was no policy in writing other than today that flag needs to come down.”
Mourdock, an Army veteran met his wife more than eight years ago, they’ve been married for six years, have two kids and are season ticket holders. They were tailgating in Braves Lot 29 North at SunTrust Park before Monday’s game when the incident occurred.
The Braves apparently don’t have a policy that says fans can’t fly flags, which makes you wonder what this parking attendant was thinking.
Alright, what am I missing here? Does anyone have footage of this inherently un-American suggestion and any pseudo-logical reasoning as to why is was made? I simply cannot let myself get roped in by this story, because there has to be an aspect of it that's being left out. An Army veteran was flying an American flag while doing the most American thing one can do - drink store bought beer in excess while loitering amongst parked cars - in preparation for a sport that's been dubbed "America's Pastime" and he was just asked to take it down out of the clear blue? There must have been thousands of flags - American or other - flying that day, seeing as it was a tailgate, so I am going to need more information here. I know there's no shortage of stupid things that people find themselves triggered by nowadays, but I thought that the stars and stripes were nationally considered a welcomed guest at the parking lot party.
That's why, in my estimation, one of two things could have happened here. Either the parking attendant is a terrorist, or the Army veteran was using the post as a weapon while he had his pants around his ankles pissing on every person whose parents didn't appear to be born in the continental United States. Neither of those things are included in this story, and it's really left me at a loss for an opinion until further notice. I simply won't take sides until I get an explanation, even if the red-blooded American in me wants to blindly support the troop.