Official: Flying Old Glory from trucks makes firefighters look like ISIS


A local official reportedly told firefighters in Rhode Island that they should not fly the American flag from their trucks.

Fred Gralinski of the Central Coventry Fire District bizarrely compared it to ISIS flying its black flag while riding around in Iraq or Syria.

"They look like a bunch of yahoos," Gralinski said at a board meeting. "Like in the paper, like ISIS in Syria going to take over a city. I don’t think they need that big flag on the back of the truck. That’s not America to me. Those are a bunch of terrorists. So, I’m going to ask you to take the flag off that truck."

Gralinski later said through a spokesman that he chose his words poorly and apologized.