American Medal Winner Waves Mexican Flag
Leo Manzano won the Men’s 1500 meter race on Tuesday bringing home the silver for the United States, but what happened next has fans furious at the Olympian. As most athletes do in track, the winners wrap themselves in the colors of their countries, which is exactly what Leo Manzano did with the United States flag. Then he picked up the Mexican flag and waved it to the crowd.
The opportunity to show off both flags has enraged the fans of Team USA. Supporting the athlete from the beginning to the podium, many fans feel they have been betrayed by Manzano’s decision to hoist a flag from another country (who he technically wasn’t representing.) The issue has become heated and even the win has people refusing to Leo Manzano’s contribution to the United States team.