The NFL simply cannot separate themselves from flag-related controversies, can they? Yes, we all know about the kneeling incidents that have resulted in so many major headlines, but have we yet to hear about a flag itself causing the issue? 


Well, that's what we have now after the ​Green Bay Packers sent out a  very special alteration to the American flag during the pregame ceremonies on Sunday. The move, predictably, has bothered a certain group of fans.

Green Bay quickly came out to address the use of the peculiar flag, saying they've used such banners in the past.


"We've used such displays from time to time in the past when other pregame elements take up a significant portion of the field. To avoid causing confusion, we will not be using such displays in the future,” said the director of public affairs, Aaron Popkey.

So there you have it, everyone! The banner was used in order to comply with the rest of the field's ceremonies, which were taking up half of the space. It's not some treacherous anti-America conspiracy after all! They really had me there.


Presumably because of the rambunctious backlash from viewers who saw the banner, the organization will no longer be implementing it in the future.