People Are Criticizing Gabby Douglas For Not Putting Her Hand On Her Heart During The National Anthem

Others are jumping to the gymnast’s defense after people online called her a “sorry American” and a poor sport.

Gabby Douglas, an Olympic all-around champion, helped lead the U.S. women’s gymnastics team to gold in the team final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.

Gabby Douglas, an Olympic all-around champion, helped lead the U.S. women's gymnastics team to gold in the team final at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday.

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Needless to say, it was a pretty perfect moment for the team…

Needless to say, it was a pretty perfect moment for the team...

Mike Blake / Reuters

But some people are attacking Douglas online for having her hands by her sides instead of placing one hand on her heart during the national anthem at the medal ceremony.

But some people are attacking Douglas online for having her hands by her sides instead of placing one hand on her heart during the national anthem at the medal ceremony.

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