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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.

U.S. Olympian Gwen Berry Controversy

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