A San Francisco firefighter who wore a T-shirt with the conservative slogan “Let’s Go Brandon” on duty violated department guidelines, a spokesman said.
The city employee was arrested at a Photo posted on Twitter on Saturday in a dark blue T-shirt similar to the official shirts for the San Francisco Fire Department but with the message on the back. The photo shows him alongside two other firefighters facing a fire engine.
“The San Francisco Fire Department was alerted via social media to an employee wearing a non-SFFD t-shirt while on duty,” SFFD spokesman Jonathan Baxter said in a statement. “This violates the Department’s uniform policy and does not reflect the views and opinions of the San Francisco Fire Department.”
Baxter said the department took immediate action and will be following internal and city guidelines to manage the situation.
The catchphrase on the t-shirt is a meme used by conservatives to insult President Biden. The cryptic mockery arose after Brandon Brown won a NASCAR race in Alabama in October 2021 when fans chanted “F – Joe Biden,” but a TV journalist said they might be chanting “Let’s Go Brandon.”
Since then, numerous Republican congressmen have used the phrase.
“The fact of the matter is that we have a consistent policy,” said Daniel Gracia, president of San Francisco Fire Fighters Local 798. “You should be wearing your department-issued and department-certified gear.”
https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-26/san-francisco-firefighter-lets-go-brandon-shirt San Francisco firefighter wearing ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ T-shirt violated uniform policy