Black US Olympic Athlete Plays Race Card – Skips Opening Ceremonies After He Is Not Chosen to Carry US Flag
Oh good grief.
Black US speed skating champion Shani Davis used Black History Month to whine after he was not chosen to carry the US flag at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies.
Shani Davis won medals in two prior Olympics. He lost in 2014.
Shani posted this tweet after the US Olympic Team gave the honor to Erin Hamlin.
Via The Bleacher Report:
American speedskater Shani Davis criticized Team USA’s flag-bearer selection process in a tweet Thursday morning.
After luger Erin Hamlin was chosen as the United States’ representative for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Davis wrote the following.
The United States Olympic Committee made it known that voters were aware of a coin flip being the final tiebreaker if no majority decision could be reached.
Shani Davis skipped the the Opening Ceremonies today.
The Daily Beast reported:
The United States Olympic team made its entrance at the Opening Ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang early Friday morning. The team, decked out in Ralph Lauren, walked out about midway through the 2012 international hit “Gangnam Style,” as NBC footage showed Vice President Mike Pence waving from the stands. Media reports indicate Pence is sitting one row behind Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean Dear Leader Kim Jong Un. Olympic speedskater Shani Davis was absent from the ceremony, one day after not being chosen for the honor of flag bearer after he and luger Erin Hamlin tied; Hamlin was eventually chosen after a coin toss.