Social Media Rips Shaun White For Dragging American Flag on Ground During Olympics (VIDEO)
It was redemption time during day 5 at the Olympics in Pyeongchang, as snowboarding legend Shaun White set up for his final run of the men’s halfpipe competition, needing an epic run to secure a gold medal.
White landed back-to-back 1440’s to surpass Ayumu Hirano of Japan and claim his third career gold medal. At that point, it was celebration time!
In the midst of White celebrating, he grabbed an American flag and proceeded to drag it on the ground. He made it worse by stepping on it as well.
— TJ Pagliasotti (@BluePitBull1300) February 14, 2018
— GUCCI_GATT (@howtobaplayer) February 14, 2018
Needless to say, social media saw it and ripped him for it:
— Nathan (@America4Israel) February 14, 2018
He dragged it and then STEPPED on it…he’s at the Olympics representing THIS country. There is no excuse. It’s disrespectful.
— Sami (@Sammie460) February 14, 2018
— Johnny (Joey) Jones (@Johnny_Joey) February 14, 2018
Shaun White drags the flag on the ground and my husband and I are cringingggggg.
— Jenna Hatfield (@JennaHatfield) February 14, 2018
Shaun White dragging the flag on the ground like it’s no big deal
— Connor Shanahan (@WheezyFShanahan) February 14, 2018
Not sure we should be dragging the American flag on the ground though. #ShaunWhite
— Tim Williams (@realtimwilliams) February 14, 2018
Hey Shaun White – I appreciate your skills but PICK THE FLAG UP!! The American flag should never touch the ground!! C’mon, kid!!
— Lonny Kaehn (@lonny_kaehn) February 14, 2018
Shaun White just broke flag code like six times.
— Luke Perrin (@TheLukePerrin) February 14, 2018
Have to be impressed with Shaun White, I just wish he didn’t drag the flag on the ground. Couldn’t help but cringe.
— Tom Brockman (@TomBrockII) February 14, 2018
Congrats Shaun White but please stop letting our flag drag across the ground.
— Grant Purcell (@Grant__Purcell) February 14, 2018
Am pleased for Shaun White, but he should not be dragging our flag. Show some respect!
— William C Eacho (@AmbEacho) February 14, 2018
Shaun White definitely hates the military did you guys just see what he did to the flag? SAD!
— Anthony (@OMGItsBirdman) February 14, 2018
If you boycotted the NFL because of players kneeling you hereby have to boycott the Olympics because of Shaun White dragging flag
— Health Kick Mike v3 (@michael_murph) February 14, 2018
Shaun White just dragging the flag on the ground makes my red white and blue blood boil! Ugh!
— Rex Trillerson (@LilBabyHos13) February 14, 2018
Good for Shaun White, quit dragging the American flag!
— Philip Sikes (@PSikes21) February 14, 2018