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Randolf and Diana Scott, who are season ticket holders for the Real Salt Lake team, said they were asked to take down their Betsy Ross flag at a recent home game

Couple from Utah are not allowed to fly their Betsy Ross flag at Real Salt Lake football games because the team says it is a & # 39; symbol for hate groups & # 39; has become

  • Randolf and Diana Scott were asked to take down their Betsy Ross flag at a recent Real Salt Lake soccer game in Utah
  • They claim the staff told them they would be kicked out if they didn't put the American flag from the Revolutionary War era with 13 white stars in a circle
  • Real Salt Lake said they did not want the flag to fly into the stadium because it had recently become a symbol of hate groups
  • The flag was the center of a firestorm in July when Nike revealed that it was removing a sneaker with a July 4 theme to wear the Betsy Ross flag
  • Nike remembered the sneaker after endorser Colin Kaepernick said it was related to slavery and had now appropriated themselves by white nationalist groups.
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A married couple from Utah say that they are not allowed to wave a Betsy Ross flag during the Major League Soccer games, because the team regards it as a & # 39; considered.

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Randolf and Diana Scott, who are season ticket holders for the Real Salt Lake team, said they were asked to take down their Betsy Ross flag at a recent home game.

They claim that the staff at the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy told them they would be kicked out if they didn't throw the American flag from the era of the revolution with 13 white stars in a circle.

Randolf regularly paints his mohawk as an American flag and is standing near the field with his Real Salt Lake merchandise.

Randolf and Diana Scott, who are season ticket holders for the Real Salt Lake team, said they were asked to take down their Betsy Ross flag at a recent home game

Randolf and Diana Scott, who are season ticket holders for the Real Salt Lake team, said they were asked to take down their Betsy Ross flag at a recent home game

He usually waves an American flag while playing, but immediately got opposed when he grabbed his Betsy Ross flag, named after the Philadelphia woman who designed the design last month.

& # 39; Diana actually bought it for me because my other flag was a bit old and fell apart, & # 39; Randolf said Fox 13.

Complaints from other fans escalated last weekend and the staff asked the couple to bring the flag down.

& # 39; They kept telling us that if he didn't remove it, we would be refused from the competition, & # 39; said Diana.

The couple initially refused to take the flag down.

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They eventually put it away when the staff said they were at risk of being thrown out of the stadium.

"He asked me – he is like:" So what is the purpose of the flag? "Randolf said.

& # 39; I had something like & # 39; Well, because we love America & # 39;. & # 39;

Randolf regularly paints his mohawk as an American flag and is standing near the field with his Real Salt Lake merchandise

Randolf regularly paints his mohawk as an American flag and is standing near the field with his Real Salt Lake merchandise

Randolf regularly paints his mohawk as an American flag and is standing near the field with his Real Salt Lake merchandise

Real Salt Lake said in a statement that they did not want the Betsy Ross flag to fly into the stadium because it had recently become a symbol of hate groups. Above is the flag depicted on the side of the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia
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Real Salt Lake said in a statement that they did not want the Betsy Ross flag to fly into the stadium because it had recently become a symbol of hate groups. Above is the flag depicted on the side of the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia

Real Salt Lake said in a statement that they did not want the Betsy Ross flag to fly into the stadium because it had recently become a symbol of hate groups. Above is the flag depicted on the side of the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia

He usually waves an American flag (above) for games, but immediately got a kick back when he grabbed his Betsy Ross flag, named after the Philadelphia woman who credited the symbol of the previous month

He usually waves an American flag (above) for games, but immediately got a kick back when he grabbed his Betsy Ross flag, named after the Philadelphia woman who credited the symbol of the previous month

He usually waves an American flag (above) for games, but immediately got a kick back when he grabbed his Betsy Ross flag, named after the Philadelphia woman who credited the symbol of the previous month

& # 39; If people see me or Diana with this flag, I hope they can understand that it is about the freedom we have here in America. The legacy that America has. & # 39;

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Real Salt Lake said in a statement that they did not want the Betsy Ross flag to fly into the stadium because it had recently become a symbol of hate groups.

& # 39; Recently, and very controversial and surprising to us, the colonial flag has been adopted as a symbol of hate groups & # 39 ;, the team said.

& # 39; Controversial flags or other similar banners or signs with symbols of hatred, division and / or intolerance, whether intentional or not, are not permitted in our stadiums. Period. & # 39;

The flag was the center of a firestorm in July when Nike revealed that it was removing a 4th-themed sneaker to wear the Betsy Ross flag following complaints from its star-endorser and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Nike remembered the sneaker after Kaepernick asked the company not to sell a shoe with a symbol that he and others found offensive because of the connection with the age of slavery and it was more recently appropriated by white nationalist groups.

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Although extremist groups have appropriated the flag, it is not generally seen as a symbol of hatred and is used in museums that focus on American history of the 18th century.

The Anti-Defamation League does not include this in its database of hate symbols.

The flag was the center of a firestorm in July when Nike revealed it was removing a 4th-themed sneaker to wear the Betsy Ross flag following complaints from its star-endorser and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick

The flag was the center of a firestorm in July when Nike revealed it was removing a 4th-themed sneaker to wear the Betsy Ross flag following complaints from its star-endorser and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick

The flag was the center of a firestorm in July when Nike revealed it was removing a 4th-themed sneaker to wear the Betsy Ross flag following complaints from its star-endorser and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick

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