From Politicus Sports:
"An altercation Sunday between fans leaving the St. Louis Rams game and Ferguson protesters demonstrating outside the stadium led to the arrests of two protesters. Reports from the scene state that while fans were arguing with protesters, one man spit at protesters, causing fans from the game to start mixing it up with protesters. At that point, one of the protesters swung a pole with an upside-down American flag at an individual. Shortly afterwards, the same man tried to grab the flag and run away with it, which led to protesters grabbing it back from him. Eventually, two women were arrested for assault, both being protesters.
Be prepared for white conservatives to use the image as a meme to push the notion that the mostly black protesters who are seeking justice for Michael Brown are violent thugs. Also, the imagery of the flag is always a rallying cry for right-wingers, and they will support the fan who tried to run off with it. People that were directly involved and on the scene point out that fans from the game confronted the protesters and caused the situation to grow more heated. Alcohol seemed to be a key factor in the Rams fans’ behavior."