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U.S. Olympian Gwen Berry Controversy

U.S. hammer thrower Gwen Berry turned away from the American flag as the national anthem played at the Olympic trials, later saying she was “pissed” that “The Star-Spangled Banner” played as she received her bronze medal. Berry shifted to face the stands rather than the flag before holding up a black shirt that read, “Activist Athlete.” The protest has been met with a lot of criticism, and some are calling for her to be removed from the team.

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    Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry ‘pissed’ national anthem was playing at Olympic trials

    Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry ‘pissed’ national anthem was playing at Olympic trials

    A US hammer thrower turned away from the American flag as the national anthem played while she and two other athletes stood on the podium at the …

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