NBC’s lead baseball writer Craig Calcaterra tweeted this about the American flag on Easter.
Keep it classy.
"Will you keep politics out of sports, please. We like sports to be politics-free" pic.twitter.com/Mx3omxcNhu
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) April 16, 2017
Because clearly the American flag is political. Seriously, it’s hard to believe this guycould be a lead writer about baseball and not have a teensy bit more respect for the flag. It doesn’t get much more American than baseball …
The reaction Calcaterra received was less than positive:
The American flag is not a partisan political symbol, issue, or argument, nor do most Americans understand it as such. https://t.co/jO1gGvoJsa