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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Painterz
There is the possibility that several of the committee's that choose the flag bearer were concerned with the recent NFL protests and didn't want to chance a black athlete dragging the flag around the arena.
Every action has a reaction but that's as you say, a complex issue.
I do not fail to see the irony in the situation.
Black American(s) are upset about not carrying the flag at the Olympics that represents their country but at the same time support black athletes that refuse to stand and respect the flag during the national anthem.
You don't respect it but want to carry it....
My world just doesn't make sense anymore.