Middle-distance runner Leo Manzano disgraced himself and America by waving the Mexican flag, after snagging a silver medal at the London Olympics.
Manzano achieved a tremendous accomplishment for American track and field, by winning the first American 1,500 meters racing medal since 1968. Indeed, it was a very proud moment for the United States.
But, he sullied the occasion by carrying both the Stars and Stripes, and the green, white and red symbol of Mexico. You can view the shocking photo of his Olympic celebration here.
How do his team members feel about this action? And, why were the United States women's soccer team savaged for wearing Nike T-shirts, but Manzano is given a pass for flying the colors of another country?
By flying the Mexican flag, he insults the nation which provided him the opportunity to be an Olympic athlete. In fact, he may never have realized his athletic potential, if he remained in his former country.
Although the midde-distance runner's cultural roots are in Mexico, every naturalized citizen renounces fealty to other nations. What was Manzano's point in waving the Mexican Flag in front of the world?