Anti-American U.S. Olympic qualifier Gwen Berry has been highly criticized for turning her back on the American flag during the playing of the United States National Anthem while standing on the 3rd place podium at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR over the weekend.
Near the end of the awards ceremony, the attention-seeking, anti-American athlete grabbed a black t-shirt with an “Activist Athlete” message displayed on the front hoisted it up for the crowd to see, and then draped it over her head.
Turning her back on the country she represents is nothing new to the hammer thrower. In 2019, Berry, the 3rd place winner in the competition, stood with her fist raised in the air at the end of the National Anthem at the Pan Am Games.
— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) August 11, 2019
Although she was suspended by the USPOC in 2019 for her raised fist, she did it again on Thursday in the qualifying round:
This afternoon, conservative Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) blasted Berry for her anti-American behavior. Crenshaw also called for the outrageous attention-seeking athlete to be removed from the U.S. team.
“We don’t need any more activist athletes. She should be removed from the team. The entire point of the Olympic team is to represent the United States of America—that’s the entire point,” Crenshaw said. “It’s one thing when these NBA players do it—okay fine, then we’ll just stop watching. Now the Olympic team—multiple cases of this—they should be removed. That should be the bare minimum requirement—that you believe in the country you’re representing,” he added, that this display of hatred for our country is the result of teaching Critical Race Theory in schools
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 28, 2021