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Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021

McEnany blasts Gwen Berry for turning back on flag: 'A publicity stunt'

'I never said that I hated the country,' says US hammer thrower Gwen Berry after turning from the flag. 'Outnumbered' panel sounds off on Gwen Berry, an Olympic hammer thrower, for saying she was 'set up' when the national anthem played while she was on the podium.
Athletes have already been barred from staging protests during the Tokyo Olympic games, yet some are still choosing to use the platform to stand for what they believe in.

Hammer thrower Gwen Berry turned her back to the American flag during the playing of the national anthem while on the podium at the US Olympic track and field trials.

She came in third in the hammer event and said the moment during the awards ceremony felt like a setup. She also held up a shirt that said "activist athlete" while on the podium. Berry also protested injustice at the Pan American Games in Peru in 2019. After she raised a fist, she lost sponsorships and income. She joins "BNC Live" with Jimmy Marlow to discuss.

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