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Trayvon Martin Verdict

I'm Ashamed to Wear U.S. Flag

Says Black Olympic Boxer

7/16/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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U.S. Olympic boxer Terrell Gausha is so disgusted over the George Zimmerman verdict ... he's vowing to never sport the red, white and blue again.

Gausha -- who boxed in the 2012 London Summer Games -- started wearing the American flag on his boxing trunks after his Olympic run ... but tells TMZ he's done with that now in the wake of Zimmerman's acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

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Terrell adds, "How can I wear my stars and stripes proudly in a country where they make a big deal out of Mike Vick fighting dogs; but not a young innocent black male's life."

Gausha added, "When I represented my country in the Olympics I was proud to wear my flag. I even wore it on my head on the way to the ring. What happened this weekend was a slap in the face."

Gausha has turned pro -- so he's not eligible for the U.S. team in 2016 -- but doesn't sound like he's interested ... telling us he refuses to rep a "nation with so much racism and hatred."

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151.

indaknow    

One more loser we are going to support in our prison system when his short lived boxing career is over. Don't forget the 8 kids we are also going support on welfare. Disgraceful donkey!

362 days ago
152.

bob    

Then you can take some of money you made in the USA and fly your ass to Africa,you dumb ass

362 days ago
153.

Joe    

Another ignorant POS. Sorry you listened to nbc. Should have listened to the ACTUAL 911call ( Not nbc EDITED VERSION ) and the trail. It was really a no brainer. Think if the jury had really known travyon violent past Only proven racist was also travyon

362 days ago
154.

Jennifer    

Don't let the door hit you in the a$$ on the way out! Go to Canada. I hear it's lovely there and no racism towards Americans.

362 days ago
155.

Rex    

I knew there were a lot of uneducated people in this country, but never realized how many until now.

362 days ago
156.

WTF    

Some things should NEVER be said by any American. Exhibit A.

362 days ago
157.

In Depth News    

No surprise and this might not have much to due with the verdict .........

Terrell was linked (by some internet reports) to the nation of Islam . The leader of that group meet with dictator Ahamadienjad (years ago) , so why did Terrell ever wear the USA flag when he seems to support a more socialist countries , like Michael Moore does.

362 days ago
158.

Donka Do Ball    

Without Zimmerman's heroic actions, there would have been at least 9 or 10 more illegitimate piccaninny wards of the state to feed from at least 6 or 7 of Trayvon's Baby Mommas.

362 days ago
159.

Real n the field    

How it begins, it how it will end.
blacks was slaves, and hunted like prey in the beginning, and its the same way now.

This country created RACISM..pure manufacturer or it!
and has made damn sure ever other race jumps on thE band wagon.

Now you have keep your guard up on WHITE LATINOS !
there the 2nd Threat to the black man!
i damn near got killed twice by them!!!!!!!!

case in point:

Zimmerman killing black youth
Hernandez killing black teammate
Illegal immigrant in pasadena lies to police, said black man who took his bag had a gun-police shot un armed black man and kills him (Mexican goes to jail-later deported)
Malcolm X grandson set up and murdered in a bar in mexico-they tried to charge him $1,200 for a few drinks and dancing with dirty mexican hooker-murdered him in cold blood at the bar-his mexican friend ran away like a scared beatch, and left him for dead-he was there trying to help their a$$ with immigration problems, and gets set up and MURDERED!!
(IF YOUR BLACK-THINK TWICE ABOUT GOING TO MEXICO!!!!!!!!!)

i can go on and on and on WITH FACTS!!

WATCH OUT for those Hating a$$ WHITE LATINOS!

362 days ago
160.

Ih8Taxes    

I am ashamed of this nation also for electing and then re-electing Obama.

362 days ago
161.

Questdelsangraal    

I am ashamed you represent the US at the Olympics.
The lame brains wanted to see Zimmerman tried in court and face a jury which he did. Sorry your not mature enough to handle the verdict.

362 days ago
162.

Edgar    

Please do us all a favor, don't wear our stars and stripes, pack your bags and leave our country. If you truly feel this way to find another country and see how that works out for you!

362 days ago
163.

baby    

the jurors heard all the evidence and stated that the lil thug was he attacker... people just crying cause they didnt get their way now?

362 days ago
164.

Glenda     

If you're ashamed to wear the flag or represent the country you live in then get out...And TMZ please stop showing Trayvon as a 12 year old and show the picture of him the day he died the one where he's inside a store, you portray George in a current picture lets do the same with Trayvon.

362 days ago
165.

Itsme!    

I want to know Why TMZ posted so much on Zmmerman, and nothing on the oakland riots?

362 days ago
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