Skip to comments.Outraged at George Zimmermanís acquittal, U.S. Olympic boxer wonít wear the flag
Posted on 07/16/2013 10:03:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Many athletes erupted in outrage on Saturday when George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the 2012 shooting death of unarmed Florida teen-ager Trayvon Martin.
But rather than just take to Twitter to express his outrage, Terrell Gausha, a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team, is planning to make a more visible protest against the jury's verdict.
Gausha told TMZ that he will never wear the American colors into the ring or on his body again. At the 2012 Olympics in London, Gausha frequently draped himself in the flag. But, he told TMZ, no longer.
How can I wear my stars and stripes proudly in a country where they make a big deal out of Mike Vick dogs, but not a young innocent black males life?
Gausha, who is scheduled to fight Julio Garcia on Saturday at the Fantasy Springs Casino in India, Calif., told TMZ he refused to represent a ""nation with so much racism and hatred."(continued)
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Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship
Then get the F out and oh yeah, return all the millions of dollars you’ve probably made off of boxing in this country
On August 2, 2012 Gausha lost to India’s Vijender Singh in a pre-quarterfinal bout, thus getting out of Olympics.
That should work out real good for ya Terrell.
Let the dipstick hang out in Chicago for a weekend.
Better not see his azz at the Olympics then. buh-bye
No problem. He should be barred from competing for the US for his remarks.
Headgear doesn't really prevent brain damage.
no, I don't.
Every incident, good or bad, teaches you something. I also learnt a few things. I realised who are my true friends and who are the hangers on. I realised that difference because all my good friends formed a ring of support around me, Vijender said.
Wake up Terell.
You are running with the wrong crowd.
liberia, we have another one for ya....
Perhaps he should fly under the Obama logo.
What a queer thing for this chap to say.
Mama Said Knock You Out!
Funny thing, This punk ass boxer is just the same physic of Tayvon Martin, and just as punchy.
You’re off the team. Get out of here ya bum.
Whoa! Is that a white Hispanic attacking a black man?
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