(Sorry for the delay but I'm watching the Olympics on DVR about 30 minutes behind live)
I hope everyone who is irate about all of the dark skinned NFLers kneeling before the anthem are even more upset after that display by that pale white dude.
Are you required to destroy the flag if it touches the ground?
The Flag Code states that the flag should not touch anything beneath it, including the ground. This is stated to indicate that care should be exercised in the handling of the flag, to protect it from becoming soiled or damaged. You are not required to destroy the flag when this happens. As long as the flag remains suitable for display, even if washing or dry-cleaning is required, you may continue to display the flag as a symbol of our great country.
Googling around, it looks like I'm not the only one to notice this.