Olympic Boxer Refuses to Represent USA Over Trayvon Martin Verdict

Former Olympic boxer Terrell Gausha says that he will no longer represent the United States in sports because of the outcome of the nation's racism and hatred towards blacks. (Google Images)

Former Olympic boxer Terrell Gausha says that he will no longer represent the United States in sports because of the outcome of the nation’s racism and hatred towards blacks. (Google Images)

Blackbluedog.com is reporting that former Olympic Boxer Terrell Gausha says that he will no longer represent the United States after the outcome of George Zimmerman’s trial for killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Britt L writes:

“In an interview with TMZ, Terrell quotes the popular statement that has been lately surfacing the internet: ‘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’s image was synonymous with the United States flag, always wearing the colors and design in his boxing gear during boxing matches.

Although Gausha is now ineligible to participate in Olympic boxing due to his professional status, the sentiment that he is espousing is shared by many black and brown people in the United States tired of  dealing with a nation filled with “so much racism and hatred.”

Read more at Blackbluedog.com.

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