A waiter flew a Ukrainian flag

He thought he had resolved a customer's concern about the Ukrainian flag atop his Kentucky steakhouse.

Ashlock told the man about his family's adoption of a teenage son from Ukraine three years prior, forming friendships in the process. 

That was it, thought the 41-year-old GM of a Colton's Steak House & Grill franchise.

No. After a half-hour, the restaurant's phone, Facebook page, and Google reviews were flooded with hate.

The blaze has raged for a week in Bardstown, Kentucky, a town of 13,500. Ashlock, a moderate, said he intended to fly the flag until Russia left Ukraine.

“I'd love to take the flag down... because they're no longer at war,” he said.

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