I was in a no-win situation. To 50 percent of the world, the Confederate flag represents heritage, but to the other half it means racism. I'm not here to draw that line. This is a restaurant. It's not a place for politics.

I'm an owner and manager of a restaurant. I did what I thought was right. If they would have contacted me prior to the event and told me their plans, I would have politely told them to leave the flag at home.