Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro fired back at athlete Gwen Berry for protesting the national anthem after earning the privilege of representing her country at the Olympics. Berry turned her back on the flag after placing third at the Olympic trials as the National Anthem was played. Pirro was not happy and said:
“She is living the American dream and she doesn’t have a clue. Tomorrow, as we celebrate Independence Day, sadly, in our country, it is far too common to see people who do not respect our National Anthem or our flag.
“So this week, we see another woke activist athlete who turns her back on the American flag and is outraged that the National Anthem is playing as she is recognized for hammer throwing at the Olympic trials in Oregon.
“Toward the end of the song, she covers her head with a black t-shirt with the words “activist athlete.” Her competitors, first-place winner, DeAnna Price; and second place, Brooke Andersen stood tall, faced the flag, and put their hands over their hearts.
“Now, in the upside-down world that we live in, if you criticize this woman for turning her back on the American flag, you’re a racist or you’re un-American for not supporting her free speech. The symbolic rejection of the very country she represents, of course, can be resolved with a simple fundamental decision. If you hate the national anthem, if you disrespect the flag, then don’t participate in Olympic trials that actually segregate people based upon the country they represent.
“If you believe the flag and the National Anthem are disrespectful to black Americans, then maybe you don’t participate in games where you’re brought in through the auspices and under the umbrella of the United States of America, the very country whose National Anthem and flag you hate.
“You say it bothers you that you have to wear the bold letters USA on your chest. You Madam are a self-centered, clueless, third place winner who actually says the folks knew you didn’t like the National Anthem, but they played it anyway.
“Are you really that self-centered to think it’s about you?
“Let’s say, let’s just give you the benefit of the doubt that you want to support reform and stand up against social injustice. What have you done other than draw attention to yourself? You tell me the last time you sat on a jury.
“You tell me the last time you joined a School Board or fought for laws and help people you supposedly want to help. When was the last time you voted? The last time you wrote a letter to your legislator? Your congressional representative? Your local Mayor?
“How about helping women at a domestic violence shelter?
“And if you want to convince America, that you’re embarrassing us is all about your free speech, social justice, and the Constitution, then maybe do something positive for the country that is giving you fame and fortune.
“America has been incredibly good to you from the time you displayed talents in sports, America allowed you to shine and become financially prosperous, you, because of where you are can impact social justice, instead of disrespecting this nation. The nation that has allowed you to be a hero to young girls who don’t know any better, who will take their lead from you because they don’t know any better.
“Shame on you, shame on you, and shame on you.
“And that’s my open.”
"Tomorrow we celebrate Independence Day… sadly in our country it is far too common to see people who don't respect our National Anthem and our flag."- Judge Jeanine on the importance of respecting our flag and our country especially on this holiday weekend. pic.twitter.com/IsL1Tue7cu— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) July 4, 2021