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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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166.

La-La    

Then don't wear the flag. Nobody asked you to in the first place.

467 days ago
167.

itzkathy    

you know TMZ is just race baiting ALL OF US!! I read the majority of comments and they ALL say "if you don't like AMERICA GTFO!! And yet TMZ still reports inflammatory stories....just like ALL THE MEDIA does. They want to divide this ONCE great nation of ours. THANKS FOR NOTHING HARVEY!! You as a Jew should know what happens when you start dividing a nation over race (remember the HOLOCAUST)???

467 days ago
168.

Truth44    

Good for him for standing up for what he believes in unlike most of the biggots on here who are a bunch of prejudice minions that just follow the lead of every other racist pig!! To bad we can't place all the hypocrits, racists, abusers & perverts on 1 island and call it a day, esp. since they all have 1 thing in common... they are not God's children!!

467 days ago
169.

ThumbsDOWN    

No reason to hate America, the rest of the world does it for you.

467 days ago
170.

Felix     

But he will live and box in the this county ... Whether for or against the court decision , to denounce the country where you live publicly is DUMB. Don"t like the decision ,become an attorney and try to make a difference or leave ! Very few of us will remember who you are in a year or so anyway,,,

467 days ago
171.

STFU    

I couldn't agree more with TG statements.

467 days ago
172.

WLou    

Ashamed? Prove it! GET THE EFF OUT!

467 days ago
173.

Kabukigirl    

Like it or not a jury HAS to uphold the "letter of the law". "Resonable doubt" is a low standard and pretty easy to attain. That was all they needed- reasonable doubt he was in danger. And sorry, but Trayvonn was not the "innocent" 10 year old in a footbal ljersey the media kept showing. He was a teen with ALOT of problems - kicked out of school, rap sheet. NO angel. ZImmerman should not have followed in pursuit after he called it in. They BOTH did wrong, and sadly it cost Trayvon his life.

Don't wear the flag - and PLEASE don't ever represent thecountry again if you do not understand the law does not always work the way you want it to.

Weird how people don't seem to be as upset if it is a black on black crime. It goes on every day in chicago and nobody seems to bat an eye. Just another day on the south side.... like it is expected and accepted. Sad.

467 days ago
174.

Alliehunter    

The trial is done. Why the F do we keep rehashing who is racist and who isn't? Both were at the wrong place at the wrong time. The jury was presented with evidence from BOTH sides. The decision was made and there's nothing we can do about it. Move on and stop whinning about it. My 11 year old acts more mature than you knuckleheads.....

467 days ago
175.

Michael    

He should never again be allowed to fight for the USA. Such s*** we do not need in this country... He should loose all his medals and awards retroactively for these comments. I am disgusted

467 days ago
176.

KatieKat825    

Then leave. What a ****ing *******.

467 days ago
177.

Kelly    

Michael Vick fighting dogs is a big deal. Idiot!

467 days ago
178.

jessa    

I for one am disgusted with the fact that this one case about one 17 y/o boy has been all over the news, celebrity's tweeting how unfair the out come is. Is it just me or is the tons of cases of innocent children (not the banger) are being MURDERED on the south side of Chicago is just a little bit more upsetting than one case? The 6 month old baby girl that was killed by a gun, and many more. Celebrity's that have tweeted about the zimmerman case SHOULD BE ASHAMED of themselves. You want to be outraged then get your asses to Chicago and DO SOMETHING to make a change instead of bitching and crying about our justice system.

467 days ago
179.

aiysha.haqq    

The media is a powerful tool and can get dumb people who do no research of their own to believe anything. My case and point is all the racist comments before and after me. It's one thing to have an opinion. But to tell somebody to peace the country all because how they feel bothered YOU is just plain dumb...and you make it obvious that you don't really have anything of substance to say. What certa

467 days ago
180.

Justin    

Boycott America flag shorts? really why dont you boycott taxes, boycott the system if thats how you feel. but I assume if you where helping keep watch over your neighborhood and someone attacked you, sucker punched you, slammed you head into the sidewalk again and again untill you feared for your life, and you shot them in self defence it would be ok...right?

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