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04/09/2014 03:48 pm ET Updated Apr 10, 2014

Atlanta Braves Accidentally Set American Flag On Fire At Home Opener

Before their home opener Tuesday night, the Atlanta Braves paid tribute to baseball legend Hank Aaron on the field. Meanwhile, the organization set off a fireworks display at the back of the stadium that went... just a tad awry.

The explosives somehow drifted into the vicinity of Old Glory and lit it ablaze, making for a PR executive's nightmare: a burning American flag.

Julie Paulk, a fan who attended the game posted an image of the flag to her Facebook page:

In the aftermath of the incident, News 11 reported that the Braves are "reworking their pyrotechnics."

(H/T Deadspin)

UPDATE: The Braves issued a response to the incident, claiming that the flag did not actually catch on fire.

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