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Dan Crenshaw: US Olympian Who Turned Away From Flag During National Anthem Should Be Kicked Off Team [video]

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Republican Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw said Monday morning on Fox News that Gwen Berry, the Olympic hammer thrower who turned away from the flag during the national anthem, should be kicked off the team.

Berry turned away from the flag as the national anthem played and put a black t-shirt over her face that said “activist athlete” during Saturday’s track and field Olympic trials. She later said that the five-minute delay that resulted in the anthem being played while she was on the podium felt like “a set-up.”

“I feel like it was a set-up, and they did it on purpose,” Berry complained. “I was pissed, to be honest.”

The 31-year-old placed third in the trial and qualified for the Olympics in Tokyo. The images of Berry with her back turned quickly went viral on social media.

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