Bloomsburg Fair officials removed a vendor selling Nazi flags from the concessions area on Monday after complaints, saying the swastika crossed the line and they wanted to avoid any disturbances.
A photo of the flag, hanging alongside a banner supporting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, sparked outrage on social media. The flag was hung out for sale by vendor Lawrence Betsinger.
Neither Trump nor his campaign had anything to do with it, and Betsinger believes someone deliberately juxtaposed the Trump flag next to the Nazi flag.
"I am going to vote for Trump, for God's sake," he said. "If anything I would have put it on the Hillary side."
He has been selling flags at fairs for about 45 years and has about 130 in his current inventory including political flags, nationality flags, and the Confederate Rebel flag, which outsells American flags 150 to 1, he said.
Betsinger is also a registered sex offender, Philadelphia Magazine reported.
"In 2007, he was charged with more than 20 counts related to child pornography. He eventually entered a plea deal and was sentenced to probation. He's required to be on Pennsylvania's Megan's Law sex offender registry until the day he dies," the magazine said.
The flag display was hung sometime Sunday and removed Monday morning, concessions clerk Barbara Belles told the Times-Tribune of Scranton.
Pennsylvania is home to 40 hate groups, including three Neo-Nazi groups, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.