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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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61.

rjinsd    

wanna act and dress like a thug - then ya gonna die like one.

463 days ago
62.

tysondole    

If that's the case then get the hell out of our country and move back to Africa

463 days ago
63.

Zak    

Good morning idiots... Lets please not forget that Zimmerman was the aggressor. If he got his fat ass handed to him it was probably because Trayvon was exercising his right to "stand your ground".

463 days ago
64.

LisaT    

Then by all means leave the country. If you are so darn ashamed to even wear the USA flag then leave the country.

463 days ago
65.

Fred Thompson    

There is racism in this thing...but it wasn't directed at Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was getting his head bashed in by this punk....what was he supposed to do? I would have emptied the clip.

463 days ago
66.

BB not bb    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgSMxY6asoE


Rocky . . . Eye of the Tiger.

463 days ago
67.

Katz    

Then don't wear it and move to a country you can be proud of.

463 days ago
68.

nikstar01    

Then by all means...on behalf of the USA, GTFO and DON'T COME BACK. Have fun trying to say things like that in your next country of choice.

463 days ago
69.

BB not bb    

Maybe he and Psi can go ask Kim Jong Un if he has any room.

463 days ago
70.

Susanlsmith    

Nobody's making you stay in this country. then leave

463 days ago
71.

Edwood    

Hey Ya'll, would anybody mind if I called this punk the N Word? Yeah, I didn't think so.

463 days ago
72.

Cindy    

Whatever.

463 days ago
73.

lawntamersinc    

Can't wait for my next Florida vacation!

463 days ago
74.

Quizibo    

He hates America because Zimmerman had the constitutional right (under the sixth amendment) to a "right to a speedy and public trial" by a jury of his peers? We dont live in Africa (though it seems as we do with all the riots in the streets) where the accused is subjected to mob mentality. The jury had all the evidence presented to them and made a decision based on that. Live with it.

463 days ago
75.

danijo    

Who F#C^!ng CARES??? Anybody ever think that Travon could have been running his fat mouth and deserved what he got??? Get the F over it. The jury has spoken... Lets talk about all the other innocent people being killed!!!!!

463 days ago
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