Atlanta Braves, Rolling Stone explain patriotic gaffes

A photo of a flaming American flag prompted a statement from the Braves’ PR office, while Rolling Stone had to answer for confusing the Constitution with the Declaration of Independence.

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Soon thereafter, the image was on Deadspin and The Huffington Post, among other sites. Clearly, the fiery flag was a result of a pyrotechnics accident, but it still doesn’t look so good, especially right next to the huge Braves logo at Turner Field. According to an Associated Press report, the Braves have promised to move the fireworks show farther away from the flag. A spokeswoman also noted that the flag didn’t actually burn up, because it was made of flame-retardant material. A few holes did burn into it, though.

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