August 19, 2014 at 9:27 am

Six Flags apologizes for gun shirt error at New Jersey park

Trenton, N.J. — A 33-year-old disabled Marine who wasn’t allowed into a New Jersey amusement park because he was wearing a shirt with a red, white and blue assault rifle on it has been given an apology.

NJ.com reports that Mario Alejandro received a phone call from Six Flags Great Adventure President John Fitzgerald on Saturday apologizing and that he accepted. A spokeswoman for the park says that it didn’t realize Alejandro’s shirt was related to a military charity.

Alejandro says he went to the park with his family on Aug. 9 wearing the shirt that was a Father’s Day gift and purchased from a nonprofit that support Marines. The shirt included the phrase “Keep calm and return fire.”

He says a security guard told him that the shirt was offensive and he had to change.