US Olympic hammer thrower Gwen Berry who sparked outrage by turning their backs on the American flag during the national anthem. Sponsored by Color of Change, a left-wing group that advocates for police damages.
Color of Change, which has supported Berry since last September and funds her through the end of the year, applauded her “leadership” on Tuesday.
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“We are proud to be a sponsor. [Berry]to negotiate sponsorships with @PUMA and to drive companies Let’s continue to support black athletes talking about our community. Thank you for Gwen̵7;s leadership today and every day,” the group wrote on Twitter.
“Thank you Color of Change for always standing by me,” Berry replied.
Color of Change is a defense to the police without apologies.
“Police is an institution of violence that must be stopped. We can imagine a country with enough money to educate our children. take care of our patients and caring for people with financial problems Refuting the police makes this vision possible.” Rachad, the color of change president. Robinson said in June after Minneapolis City Council pledged to “dismantle” its police force.
Left-wing groups also have active complaints to debunk police at both local and national levels.
Color of Change did not return a request for comment on whether Berry supported her advocate in withholding the police.
Berry claimed that she “Get ready” after the national anthem was played during the medal ceremony at the U.S. Olympic track and field. on saturday in which she turned her back on the flag before covering his face with a shirt
“I feel like it’s a setting. And they did it on purpose,” Berry said of the song’s tempo. “I’m angry, to be honest.”
Gold and silver medalists DeAnna Price and Brooke Andersen face the flag with their right hand above their heart, while Berry faces the stands. Finally, she picked up a black T-shirt with the words “Activist Athlete” on the front to cover her head.
But a USA Track and Field spokesperson disputed Berry’s claim that it was a preference.
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“The national anthem is scheduled to play at 5:20 p.m. today. We don’t wait until the athletes are on the podium for the hammer throwing awards. The national anthem will be played daily according to the previously published schedule.
On Saturdays, the music starts at 5.25 a.m.
Berry was previously sanctioned by the US Olympic Committee. After raising a fist during the national anthem at Pan-Am Games 2019
Fox News and Associated Press’s Paulina Dedaj contributed to the reporting.