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Caitlyn Jenner Describes Gwen Berry's US Anthem Protest As 'Disgusting'

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Caitlyn Jenner Describes Gwen Berry's US Anthem Protest As 'Disgusting'

Caitlyn Jenner has gone swinging in on Gwen Berry, slating the American hammer thrower for turning her back on the national anthem at the recent US Olympic Trials.

In fact, former Olympic gold medallist Jenner has gone one step further and labelled the stunt "disgusting".

And if you check out the full video, she certainly doesn't hold back.

"Honestly, it's disgusting," she told Newsmax TV's Eric Bolling.

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"I love this country, I love this state. I was the first person ever to put the American flag up at the finish line in 1976 and I'm very proud of that because I'm proud of my country.

"I'm proud that my country gave me the opportunity to grow up to be who I am.

"I don't like political statements on the podium. We shouldn't do that. This is the greatest gathering of people and countries in the world.

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"Over 200 countries will be at the Olympic Games - there's 150-something countries in the U.N. and it has such potential for good. Don't destroy it."

Gwen Berry. Credit: PA
Gwen Berry. Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Credit: PA

And while Jenner clearly doesn't agree with the stunt itself, she then continued by taking aim at Berry's athletic abilities.

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"To be honest with you, we don't have a worry in the world that she'll be on the podium there, because she got third there," she added.

"The other two girls ahead of her are so much better, and there's other ones around the world in the hammer throw. So I think that was kind of her last hurrah."

31-year-old Berry has found herself squarely in the firing line following the incident with some notable Americans, mainly politicians, voicing their displeasure with her move.

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That said, Berry herself has since come out and said she doesn't hate her country but instead believes that "The Star Spangled Banner" carries "disrespectful" undertones for black Americans.

Berry has, however, gained the support of US President Joe Biden who reportedly 'respects' her protest of the flag and anthem.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Newsmax

Topics: olympics, Tokyo Olympics, Australia, Protest

Max Sherry
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