was it an actual flag? Or just a flag-like print?
A flag shouldn't touch the ground, if it does it needs to be burned just as a tattered flag. When our flag gets beat up by a storm, I take it to the Legion as they burn them however they are supposed to be burned.
This is similar to Madonna wrapping herself in a flag for the rock the vote stuff. I don't think it was intentional disrespect, I think they are just ignorant.