NBC Sportswriter Condemns American Flag, Military Flyovers as Symbols of Oppression

During opening day ceremonies, the Atlanta Braves offered baseball fans the lovely and unifying sight of an American flag stretched across much of the outfield, along with digital images of the stars and stripes on the team’s huge video scoreboards. Craig Calcaterra, a sportswriter for NBC, was appalled: “Will you keep politics out of sports, please. We like sports to be politics-free,” he sarcastically tweeted with an accompanying photo of the offending spectacle.

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  • Clink9

    It’s just easier to make sports “Craig Calcaterra” free.

    • David Murrell

      It’s about time NBC fired Calcaterra. But then, since it is NBC, they will not do so.

      • Clink9

        Yep. I’ve never heard of him but he sounds like a waste of skin.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is why leftists need to face physical retribution for their noxious beliefs and practices.
    Yeah, I’m about ready to draw the blinds on the ‘ye olde market place of ideas’ with these creeps.

  • Frances

    Craig baby needs to be sent out to cover the NASCAR beat – full time.

  • Alain

    Craig is the one bring his politics into sports, and I mean his leftist hatred for his own country. Flying or showing the national flag is not politics, in fact it is positive whereas hating this symbol of your own country is negative and political.

  • SDMatt

    All sports reporters are like this: this guy would not be out of place with the other dorks on AM 590 The Fan’s Bob “Bobcat” McCown’s roundtable.

  • LairdKintyre

    Reminds me of a photograph I saw in my cities newspaper almost 20 years ago. I can’t remember what the protest was about. But the picture stuck with me. A line of 3 or 4 policeman with their arms at their sides. While this real cool guy with long hair and no shirt on was lunging at them with his face contoured in rage. He has the word “”opressed” written on his shirt. How can people growing up in the greenest places that have ever existed. Top 1% of Humanity that has ever existed look around and see nothing but oppression?

    • El Martyachi

      Brainwashing!

    • Clausewitz

      Stupidity.

  • A Hamilton Guy

    What an asshole! Another reason to hate borring baseball, if they don’t fire him.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Ever go to a soccer match, Craig? Flags from every Central and South American country, every African country every Caribbean country, Mexico, India, Pakistan and so forth…. why do you hate all black and brown people, Craig?

  • deplorabledave

    Greatest US anthem ever. Should be played for every sports event.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_lCmBvYMRs

  • felis gracilis

    Sports writers. Desperately trying to become as stupid and irrelevant as the rest of the media twits.