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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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121.

Bolivar    

Tear your ass on out of here, Olympic Ignoramus.

372 days ago
122.

MYOB    

So leave..and take all of the like minded morons with you back to your mother land!

372 days ago
123.

BB not bb    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=scTmcSOY7h0


Blacks in L A tearing down a fence for Trayvon and hurling objects at cars and jumping on the hoods.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-69qSA3bzU&NR=1&feature=endscreen


Unbelievable insanity going on in Oakland, with the police retreating and leaving victims in their cars at the hands of the "protestors". This video comes with a great quote at the top of the page:


halomediaweb 58 minutes ago

This is worst than zombie apocalypse. This a blackapocalypse or *****pocalypse.

372 days ago
124.

Andrew Waqar    

damn,sounds like he convert to islam soon....lol

372 days ago
125.

MISERABLE66    

Good. So stay the F out of MY country.

372 days ago
126.

Bagman    

So if it were the other way around, and a young Hispanic was killed instead would there still be all this negativity? No it just gos to show how the media and people are trying to fuel the raciest fire. How many people even heard about the four your black men that beat up a white guy and threw him into traffic on the same day as the travon altercation or the black man who shot a white guy in a wheelchair just because he was taking to long to get threw the crosswalk, they were all within the same week but you didnt hear of any of them in the national news

372 days ago
127.

Natasha316    

I too am ashamed of our Justice system that glorifies vigilantes. Who cares who it was screaming in the recording, or who was on top of who, how did we get past the fact that a man pursued a young boy knowing he was in possession of a loaded weapon? Tell me how did we get past the fact that the young man clearly FLED!! Knowing he fled; knowing he was pursued; knowing he ended up dead...(Not Guilty!?).I'm saying...where they do that at?...Oh yea! America, that's where.

372 days ago
128.

Gina    

I am sick of black people saying everything is raceist if things don't go their way. They can kill and act like low life thugs and thats o.k.

372 days ago
129.

Courtney    

Our country elected an African American president twice. He won states such as Vermont, Maine, and New Mexico that have a low percentage of African American citizens. This is a very silly comment to make.

372 days ago
130.

CHRYL    

i APPLAUD THIS ATHLETE FOR TAKING A STAND FOR IF ALL ATHLETES TOOK A STAND, AND STOOD UP FOR THIS INJUSTICE, THIS KIND OF TREATMENT WOULD STOP!!!!!!!!

WE MUST USE THE POWER AND THE PULL WE HAVE WITHIN OUR PROFESSION TO BRING ABOUT A CHANGE SINCE NOTHING ELSE APPEARS TO BE WORKING!!!!!!

IF THERE IS STRENGTH IN OUR BASKETBALL GAMES, FOOTBALL GAMES, BOXING ARENAS, ACTING VENUES, RAPPING VENUES, THEN WE NEED TO USE THAT POWER AND STRENGTH TO FORCE CHANGE.......LET ALL KNOW WE DON'T AGREE WITH THIS INJUSTICE BY LETTING THE WORLD KNOW, IF YOU CANNOT TREAT ALL WITH RESPECT AND PROVIDE JUSTICE FOR ALL, THEN WE WILL NOT USE OUR TALENTS TO ENTERTAIN YOU!!!!!!!!!

372 days ago
131.

The Zombie    

Either he didn't pay attention to the facts, or he's been hit in the head too many times.

372 days ago
132.

maria    

Great, don't wear it, and get the hell out of America, and don't let the plane door hit you in the a s e.

372 days ago
133.

Glenn    

good riddance idiot. Maybe Iran will let you box for them.....

372 days ago
134.

char    

All of you white people who have joined in on the marching and rioting you better watch your backs. The minute something happens that doesnt go their way you will be accused of racism. Look what they are doing to George who I might add isn't even white. George mentored young black boys, took a black girl to his prom etc. Now look what they are doing to him and calling him. Its hatred and bigotry against white people and no matter what you do are have done in the past to show you are not a racists it doesnt matter. There is hatred against white people and racism against whites to fit politically and their own agendas. watch your backs. you could be next.

372 days ago
135.

Details?    

People are killed every day, sad but true.
MSNBC promoted an intentionally edited tape of Z's call to the police. TO create a racial angle? To promote hatred? For money? Political agenda? Complete lack of ethics?
the full tape was exposed, listen to it, get mad at the real evil that was done to America. Get educated before you go public.

SHEEPLE SUCK.

372 days ago
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