Prior to the Olympics, a board of judges voted between 8 contender to be the US signal conveyor amid the opening functions. There was a tie between U.S. speedskater Shani Davis, a dark man and U.S luger Erin Hamlin, a white lady. The judges settled the tie at all one-sided way that could be available. With a coin flip.
The champ was Erin Hamlin. Shani Davis, was pissed, he quickly brought race into it, proposing that the Olympics were ‘disgraceful’ and that it was dark history month thus he ought to have won.
“I am an American and when I won the 1000m out of 2010 I turned into the principal American to 2-peat in that occasion. @TeamUSA despicably flipped a coin to choose its 2018 banner conveyor. Don’t sweat it. I can hold up until 2022. #BlackHistoryMonth2018 #PyeongChang2018,” tweeted Davis who chose to blacklist the opening service.
Sadly, it wasn’t simply Davis making this about race. Jesse Jackson chose to get in on the fun and assault the ‘supremacist’ coin hurl. “The decision to speak to our nation as #flagbearer in the @Olympics ought to never be dictated by the flip of a coin. The Board of trustees ought to quickly organize a more proper framework to make such a huge assurance. @ShaniDavis” he tweeted.
Would Jesse Jackson have made a similar tweet has Shani Davis won the coin hurl? Hamlin tweeted her delight of having the capacity to be the banner carrier. “Past thankful to be a piece of this group and inconceivably glad to have the benefit of driving each stunning @TeamUSA competitor into that stadium today around evening time. We should do this!!,” she tweeted.