Guy wearing ‘I stand for the National Anthem’ shirt uses the U.S. flag like a picnic blanket – DeadState

The folks over at Deadspin came across a photo of man at this Sunday’s Jets game who “respects the United States and its national anthem so much that he turned the country’s flag into a picnic blanket.”

The person who snapped the photo said the faux patriot was found watching the big screen outside the stadium.

Basically, me and my friend were walking around the stadium sometime during the 3rd quarter. There is a huge tv screen by the food carts right inside the stadium where people gather to watch. We went over there to check it out and we saw him spread the flag out and sit down.

I thought it was too ironic so I snagged a picture. He sat on it for a few minutes before leaving.

Interestingly, there doesn’t seem to be any reports of outrage from surrounding fans. Maybe that’s reserved for the players in the stadium who choose to take a knee.

Either way, the image made its way around Twitter and people were baffled.

yeah, i’d say that about sums it up.

Very tired from standing. Didn’t want grass stains on his national anthem shirt. Sat on the flag.

You’ve got to be kidding me 😂😂😭😭😭 the irony in this picture is UNREAL

THE IRONY!!!! “I stand for the national anthem because it would be disrespectful to the flag to kneel but I need something to sit on” #Jetspic.twitter.com/mmO8RE7iwO

Again, not an expert on Flag Code (& I stand for the anthem). But you’re not supposed to fart into Old Glory, right? https://t.co/FrgKsuZJ7z

Featured image via Twitter

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