It hasn’t been adopted by any hate groups except in the fertile imagination of leftists.
Via Daily Wire:
A Utah couple that brought a Betsy Ross flag to a Real Salt Lake soccer game was told by stadium staff that if they didn’t take the flag down, they would be ejected from the game.
Randolf and Diana Scott are season-ticket holders and avid soccer fans. Randolf famously wears a mohawk painted like an American flag to games along with an American flag, but when his old flag fell apart, Diana bought him a Betsy Ross flag.
She said she had noted the controversy over former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest in July against Nike promoting a July 4th-themed sneaker using the Betsy Ross flag on one of the company’s shoes. She said, “It just kind of bothered me that [Nike was] going to take it away.” Seeing the flag at a store, she bought it. She said, “It’s a great flag, and I love it.”
The Wall Street Journal reported in July, “After images of the shoe were posted online, Mr. Kaepernick, a Nike endorser, reached out to company officials saying that he and others felt the Betsy Ross flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to an era of slavery, the people said.”
In early August, Randolf started bring the flag to games, prompting complaints on social media, as Fox13 reported.
Last weekend Randolf brought the flag again, triggering a visit from stadium staff. Diana told Fox13, “They kept telling us if he wasn’t going to take it down, we were going to be rejected from the game. “ The Scotts initially refused to take the flag down, noting the plethora of other flags in the stadium. But they relented after another staff member warned them again. Randolf said, “He asked me—he’s like, ‘So what’s the purpose of the flag?’ I was like, ‘Well ’cause, we love America.'”