In protest of the George Zimmerman verdict, former U.S. Olympic boxer Terrell Gausha is vowing to never sport the red, white and blue again, reports TMZ.

Gausha, who boxed in the 2012 London Summer Games, began wearing the American flag on his boxing trunks following his Olympic run. But he tells TMZ he’s done with that now in the wake of Zimmerman’s acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin.

“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,” he said.

Gausha has turned pro, so he’s not eligible for the U.S. team in 2016.

“When I represented my country in the Olympics I was proud to wear my flag,” Gausha added. “I even wore it on my head on the way to the ring. What happened this weekend was a slap in the face.”

Gausha says he refuses to rep a “nation with so much racism and hatred.”

3 thoughts on “Boxer Refuses to Wear US Flag after Zimmerman Verdict

  1. jhuff on said:

    ■Alabama
    ■Arizona
    ■Florida
    ■Georgia
    ■Indiana
    ■Kentucky
    ■Louisiana
    ■Mississippi
    ■Montana
    ■Nevada
    ■New Hampshire
    ■Oklahoma
    ■Pennsylvania
    ■Tennessee
    ■Texas
    ■Utah
    Guess you beter avoid these too

  2. Tyrone on said:

    BLACK CELEBRITIES & PREACHES: I pray & wish Black Celebrities & Black Preachers would follow Terrell Gausha’s EXAMPLE.

  3. IslandgirlDesi on said:

    Just read an article that Stevie Wonder to boycott Florida until Stand your Ground Law is abolished. I wish more artists would take this stand. In fact organization should follow suit. The American Black Film Festival is in Miami Beach Florida in June. WE need to stand together and say enough is enough. You take our $$$ and our lives????? Ridiculous! I commend this boxer and Stevie Wonder. I wonder who else will have the balls to stand up. There is power in numbers!

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