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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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346.

elpablo    

Good. Get the F out then! Disgrace for a human being.

373 days ago
347.

elpablo    

Why do n*ggers constantly try to blame other people for their anti-social behavior?

373 days ago
348.

PigHeart    

I'm ashamed your an American Olympian...buzz off !!! Come up with your own thought, the comparison of Zimmerman and Vick was all over the news. Whatta Maroon !

373 days ago
349.

ITGrouch    

Fortunately, we live in a country where people can express their opinion and peacefully protest under protection under the constitution. People engaged in criminal behavior to protest are breaking the law and should be prosecuted.

373 days ago
350.

gayforliztaylor    

Look in the mirror, proud racists. Of course, you can't read logic & acknowledge intelligence. GZ racist apologists. You can't handle the truth. Try living in other countries and declare yourself a hero. The troll insulted Terrell, saying he had an unmemorable ancestral history of slaveowned relatives, is truly their hero.

373 days ago
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Vladimir Sonovobitch    

I don't care that blacks shoot other blacks. That just means that they're taking other potential criminals off the street.

373 days ago
352.

Mayu    

and I'm equally as ashamed that he wears the U.S. Flag too. Let him go to a 3rd world country where there is NO justice or due process for ANYONE. Especially blacks, Christians, gays, and women. There was NO evidence in the Zimmerman case that pointed to him being guilty. The FBI investigated him thoroughly and found no evidence that he was lying, nor that he was racist. Precious said on the stand that Trayvon was the one who confronted Zimmerman. If he was some scared little child... why would you use a racial slur, and then confront a guy you're afraid of? An Eye witness saw Trayvon on top of Zimmerman beating him up. The Medical examiner said Trayvon was on top of Zimmerman when he was shot based on the trajectory. they Eye witness and about 10 other people including the jury, said they believed the voice was Zimmerman calling for help. The fact that Zimmerman was on the phone with 911 asking them to call fast... the fact that he got into a position where Trayvon could have done serious injury... shows he didn't set out to kill him a black kid... and was in turn just defending himself. The media, Obama, Sharpton and Jackson turned this into a case it wasn't because they WANT racial division. When races get along... people won't need them. How will they win elections and make their money if they don't have Whitey to blame for everything?

373 days ago
353.

KJB    

Then don't. No one would care, who are you anyway?

373 days ago
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b de v    

That's so cute.

373 days ago
355.

Tracy B    

Good then he needs to take his happy behind somewhere else. Maybe the military could direct him to a country that he could "box" for.

373 days ago
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Dontyouwish*    

There's no justice for the dead victims...we have seen it, learned it, and hope not experience it. I would lawsuit the court..they ALL know he's a guilty s*** bag. He should be bait for sharks! & Even then sharks might not eat him. FLORIDA is as corrupt FAKE place to be.

372 days ago
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ProBlackPanther    

Nice gesture Terrell Gausha. Many more athletes/celebrities will join you in the coming days. Zimmerman will be convicted in the near future. The upcoming federal charges will land him where he belongs, behind bars. It's just a waiting process. No worries.

372 days ago
358.

Ricky    

If anything, you should be ashamed to represent a country where weak DAs cave to political pressure and prosecute citizens in a baseless criminal cases.

372 days ago
359.

mustang girl    

If you don't like it then get back under the rock you came from.

372 days ago
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Lin S    

Ummmm, after the comments I have been seeing recently regarding this case, blacks have been WAAAAYYY more overt about how much they hate whites. Ignorance obviously comes in all colors. Maybe whites feel threatened by blacks because the chip they carry is clear. You can see their hatred for us based on the color of our skin and not the content of our character. So stop telling whites to not feel the way you force upon us.

372 days ago
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