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Americans Outraged After Seeing What Shaun White Did To U.S. Flag Following Gold Medal Win


Shaun White is undoubtedly one of the greatest snowboarders of all time, and he proved it last night at the Olympics, where he took home his third Gold Medal win in the halfpipe. However, people weren’t too happy about what he did to the American flag immediately after his amazing run.

After returning from an injury, White threw down an amazing finishing run to easily take the Gold and give America its 100th Gold Medal Olympic history. But despite his superhuman performance, people were outraged over what appeared by many to be an honest mistake.

White, who’s dominated his sport for over a decade, was elated that he was able to defeat every other amazing athlete in the event to take the top spot on the podium. Naturally, when you’re that excited, certain things tend to slip your mind, which is what seemed to happen to him.

As the incredible athlete was celebrating his victory, he was handed an American flag to drape around himself and proudly represent our nation. However, since he was caught up in the moment, he forgot about something that means a lot to many Americans – flag etiquette – and he accidentally stepped on the flag while dragging it across the ground.

Have a look:

“Now can you stop dragging our flag on the ground and stepping on it, please? Show some respect.”

In response to the incident, White apologized and said that his emotions overcame him and he didn’t mean to show any disrespect.

“I remember being handed the flag but I was trying to put my gloves on and hold the flag and get board,” White told reporters. “Honestly, if there was anything, I definitely didn’t mean any disrespect. The flag that’s flying on my house right now is way up there. So sorry for that. But I’m definitely proud — very proud — to be a part of Team USA and being an American and to be representing for everyone back home.”

Still, even with his apology, people weren’t too pleased with what he did, and they had a field day on Twitter about it.

“so disgusting to see this kind of disrespect to our flag. What is it with these athletes? Trump better put him on blast.”

“It is obvious that this moron never spent a fay on a battlefield.”

“I totally just screamed when @shaunwhite won gold. (Sorry @ sister). Except now he has the flag on the ground and I am CRINGING. Stop this madness!”

“Am pleased for Shaun White, but he should not be dragging our flag. Show some respect!”

Shaun White just dragging the flag on the ground makes my red white and blue blood boil! Ugh!”

You get the idea. However, there was still some people who were reasonable about the whole ordeal:

“I can’t even with these people complaining that Shaun White let the flag touch the ground. You realize he just won a gold medal FOR OUR COUNTRY. Laid all his talent on the line with an American flag patch on his arm and people want to call him disrespectful. Smh…”

Pretty much.

Where do y’all stand on the issue?

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