HomeTop StoriesFar Left Athlete-Protesters May Face Sanctions After Disrespecting Flag, Anthem and Country at Pan Am Games
August 12, 2019
Far Left Athlete-Protesters May Face Sanctions After Disrespecting Flag, Anthem and Country at Pan Am Games
American fencer Race Imboden won a gold medal in the Pan American games in Peru. Then he knelt during the national anthem at the medals ceremony.
Race Imboden told CNN it was a protest against “racism, gun control, mistreatment of immigrants and President Donald Trump.”
What a dope.
Fencer @Race_Imboden on why he took a knee on the podium at the Pan Am Games: “I think that the catalyst was certainly the shootings this past week…being an athlete who’s on the road a lot and seeing the terrible things that are happening and wanting to evoke change.” pic.twitter.com/5ZkeBsIP5z
Mark Jones, vice president of communications for the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), told ESPN that the governing body was considering what sanctions it might impose.
“Every athlete competing at the 2019 Pan American Games commits to terms of eligibility, including to refrain from demonstrations that are political in nature,” Jones said in a statement to the US sports network.
“In these cases, the athletes didn’t adhere to the commitment they made to the organizing committee and the USOPC.
“We respect their rights to express their viewpoints, but we are disappointed that they chose not to honor their commitment. Our leadership are reviewing what consequences may result.”
Integrity means nothing to these people. In any other country this would be the last time they embarrassed their nation on an international stage.