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A protester at Valdosta State University was confronted by a retired Sergeant Major, resulting in a heated exchange over the American flag. In a video posted online, the protester was seen being confronted by a veteran Sergeant Major after he reportedly stood on an American flag earlier in the day. “If you know my heritage, I guaran-damn-tee you,” the veteran said to the protester, “we’ll set you straight.” The protester quickly began talking back to the vet, causing him to become irate. “Don’t you ever f**king disrespect my flag, do you understand me?” the vet said angrily. “I might go burn one tomorrow,” the protester replied. “Well, I tell you what motherf**ker,” the vet yelled. “You just try it over my dead body. Do you f**king understand me?” “What’s up, bro? Hit me, bro,” the protester said. “I’m not going to hit you,” the vet responded. “I’m not going to waste my energy. Don’t you ever f**king disrespect my flag again. Do you understand me, maggot?” The intense confrontation seemingly ended after a man intervened.