« BACK TO TMZ TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

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
EXCLUSIVE

0715_trayvon_martin_george_zimmerman_boxer_article

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.

0715_Gaushavs_Caplinger_Article
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."

0716_proud_american_footer

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
610 COMMENTS

No Avatar
316.

Married but 2u a baby momma    

You ALL are racist!!!

Imagine if it were you, your teen or little brother.
Walking home at night, some big black guy is following you, gets out his car and starts coming toward you.........would fight....what would u do?

black guy follows, approach and kills a gunless white child! Is this self defense? Is it?

It's crazy how you all are going out your way to say nasty things like: Baby Momma's, welfare, 8 children, monkey!
But your not a racist? Then why say it? There are bad people in the world and they coming in all colors.

P.S. Is he a thug because he's 17 and wants to dress like rappers and try marijuana. White guys emulate pop culture and try marijuana too! what silly things did you try at 17?
Why are you so evil and filled with hate?

431 days ago
317.

randy    

He is embarrassed to be an american because of one trial? What about the fact that Obama drone striked a 16 year old american citizen, the 3 million people our government killed in Iraq, and the fact that we have more people in prison for victimless crimes than any onther country in the world. Lots to be embarassed about.

431 days ago
318.

Don Brown    

Quit the Olympic team youll be in jail within 6 mos with absolutely nothing to show for you lifes work I challenge to quit tomorrow or shut the hell up go ahead your all talk and no walk!!!

431 days ago
319.

TNT    

How about then you get the F out of the country if you are so ashamed. Hmmm, I wonder if you could be successful in another one? Doubt it. Typical response from an ignorant person. Gee, I hope no one considers me racist with that comment since it seems that anyone who agree with the verdict is one. Too bad there isn't the same reaction when blacks kill blacks. I mean everyone knew that there would be rioting since they can handle anything.

431 days ago
320.

Amir    

Bottom line : who was the instigator : ZIMMERMAN so he is a killer.

431 days ago
321.

Prissygrl12    

Obviously TMZ is where bored bitter people who are jealous of celebrities go to vent their inner ugliness. Wow! Any comment that's positive gets voted overwhelmingly with hate. Sad.

Why are people bringing up OJ and past events? Well what about SLAVERY how millions of blacks were lynched, raped and treated like animals by whites. Where was the justice there?

Trayvon was killed only because he was black. He wasn't breaking into anyone's house he was simply walking down the street and a fat racist piece of **** decided he was the wrong color and picked a fight with him. When Trayvon was kicking his fat ass Zimmerman killed him. What whites don't understand is Trayvon was doing nothing wrong. He was followed and attacked by Zimmerman simply because he's black. If Trayvon was breaking into so someone's house or car and Zimmerman intervened and during that struggle Trayvon was killed then I would have just looked at it as a unfortunate accident. That's not what happened. This kid simply went to a convenience store, bought some items and simply walked back to his Dad's house but because he was the wrong color and Zimmerman is a racist, he was followed and killed. How can any of you defend that? Trayvon didn't do anything wrong. I can't believe in 2013 people are still being killed because they are not the right color in some racists eyes. This isn't about a crime of passion when a husband kills his wife, or about some punks robbing and killing someone, this case is about a young 17 year old kid being killed for being black. None of you know this kid to call him a Thug. He wasn't a drug dealer or a bad person he was just walking through a neighborhood and was shot because he was black. I too am embarrassed by this country. And screw all you who starts crying and telling people to move when they speak the truth. Its called Freedom of Speech. This isn't North Korea, people can speak their minds. Go live in China if you don't like freedom.

431 days ago
322.

monica    

If your a person of color. I suggest you obtain your license to carry a weapon. and stand your ground.

431 days ago
323.

s_megma    

He can leave the US and renounce his citizenship. He can go to North Korea or some other **** hole country.

431 days ago
324.

monica    

Zimmerman dead man walking.

Now, be very afraid

grim reaper looking for you.

431 days ago
325.

Mark    

He can leave the U.S. at any time.

431 days ago
326.

Ric    

Yeah, he should wear a Zimbabwe or Liberia flag instead.

431 days ago
327.

Ric    

Yeah, he should wear a Zimbabwe or Liberia flag instead, where those countries he can be totally free. I hope he goes back to Africa where he belongs.

431 days ago
328.

HammerU    

Good, than GTFO of the country....

431 days ago
329.

Gretel    

Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out. There is a line of young men who worked just as hard as you did for the honor of being an Olympian. Nice of you to give one of them a chance.

431 days ago
330.

schmuck    

Who cares. So don't wear it.

431 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web