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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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106.

Ciao, Baby Bella    

You racists commenting on this post need to wake the f**k up!! An innocent kid was murdered in cold blood by a wannabe cop: George Zimmerman. Zimmerman failed at being an actual cop and chose to fulfill his fantasy in the best way he could: "protecting" the few blocks of the community in which he lived. He failed even at that! Huffington Post ran an article in the Spring of 2012 about his neighbors frustration with Zimmerman as the neighborhood watch and the many ridiculous calls he made to 911.

Now. Zimmerman proudly stood up and admitted his killed Trayvon. This seems like a guy that was just awaiting the right time and the right mark to test the extent of his "power". Sadly, 6 jurors decided to confirm for him that he can take the life of another and go unpunished and further confirmed for him that his actions on the night of Trayvon Martin's murder were just.

Y'all racists steady holler that it's not about race. However, if Trayvon were white and Zimmerman were black, we all know the outcome there. And even wilder: Imagine if Trayvon were a white kid just making his way home from the store when this man in a truck begins to follow him and confronts him and shoots him dead. Even if both victims were of the same race, the murderer would have been sent to prison.

You kill..You go to jail. Simple as that.

And to those that say, "He was getting his ass whipped." Looks like he should have stayed in his vehicle and let the police (which again, I will point out that he IS NOT an officer. He obviously doesn't have what it takes to be one. The force made the right decision to not allow this nut job in.) handle it.

Had it played his part and remained in his vehicle and maybe even just follow Trayvon to his destination and give the 911 operator an address for the COPS to check out and investigate, we wouldn't be having this conversation right now.

But as always, stubborn folks don't see the wrong in situations until they find themselves or a loved one in a similar situation.

411 days ago
107.

robbo    

You shouldn't be wearing it anyway asshat, check US Flag code, knucklehead!

411 days ago
108.

char    

The only hatred and racism I see and hear is against white people. Getting on TV and stating that white people are out to kill young black youths. Is so ridiculous. these people should be arrested for hate mongering and inciting riots. I don't want him wearing our american flag if this is the way he feels. He is a disgrace to this country and all the haters and race baiters with their own political and self serving agendas against white people are also a disgrace to this country..

411 days ago
109.

Laughing at celebrities is fun.    

Then leave, simple as that.

411 days ago
110.

Jane    

you don't like, leave the country

411 days ago
111.

bsinnett1    

Good then don't wear it .....If your a true american anyway you would believe in the justice system...guilty or not guilty it was decided by a jury of your peers !
You don't deserve to wear it !

411 days ago
112.

char    

If you check the statistics you will see that there are more white people being killed by blacks than whites killing blacks. The statistics will also show more blacks are killing blacks than any other. . But the statistics don't fit your agendas to make it all about white people and hatred and racism.

411 days ago
113.

KissMint    

fool

411 days ago
114.

Van    

Ok so basically he is saying all of Americans are racist. Well isn't that racist to classify a whole country based on the state of Florida's actions?! I guess it was cool to wear the american flag when OJ was found not guilty of killing 2 white people. Oh wait thats ok they were just white people right?! It's only wrong when a black person is killed?! And George is a spanish person at that lol wow great logic.

411 days ago
115.

Kevin    

Who are you again?

411 days ago
116.

HS    

Zimmerman was defending himself? Why the hell did he get on of the car? why did he have gun on him, while approaching martin? Obviously he wanted something to pop off so he can shoot martin. Martin did not bash his head in concrete if he did there would have not been little scrathes on his head

411 days ago
117.

dlocks    

Hey Gausha, how proud did you wear the flag when O.J. was found not guilty. Oh, wait. Double standard. So, its okay for O.J. to slash his estranged, white wife's throat. Wake the F up, dumbass.

411 days ago
118.

Lee    

Getting sick and tired of white people saying, "it was a juror that decided based on the law". NO, IT WAS A GROUP OF WHITE WOMEN WITH A PREDETERMINED MINDSET ABOUT BLACK MALES. This was not decided on the evidence. The one juror that did an interview with Anderson ALREADY said that they "believed" that TRAYVON was the aggressor. They went INTO this trial with their ignorant WHITE WOMAN mindset.

411 days ago
119.

Norma Desomd    

We know the solution for that....moron.

411 days ago
120.

SUNIA3    

ok. leave. They have planes leaving on a regular basis. I'm sure you can find a country more agreeable to your feelings. Yeh, good luck with that.

411 days ago
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