Gwendolyn Berry Turns Away During National Anthem

After the finals of the women's hammer throw at the U.S Olympic Track and Field Trials June 26, 2021, in Eugene, Ore athlete and activist, Gwendolyn Berry turned away from the flag during the national Anthem.

Toward the end of the song, she put on black T-shirt with the words "Activist Athlete" on her head.

Texas congressman Dan Crenshaw said Monday that Berry should be removed from the team. While sharing an article of the incident, Senator Ted Cruz tweeted,

"Why does the Left hate America?"

Former Republican presidential candidate and ex-Wisconsin governor Scott Walker also blasted Berry on Twitter writing:

"What is wrong with people?"
"Growing up, everyone stood for the American flag. Didn't matter your politics, race, sex, income, religion; everyone stood for the flag. It was one of those civic rituals that brought us together. It still should today."

Gwendolyn Responds saying: people's comments shows they

"rally patriotism over basic morality"


"the commercials, statements, and phony sentiments regarding black lives were just a hoax."

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