Boston Marathon organizers apologize after American flag seen on floor throughout males’s wheelchair award ceremony

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Boston Marathon organizers apologize after American flag seen on floor throughout males’s wheelchair award ceremony

The Boston Athletic Association has apologized after an American flag was noticed crumpled on the bottom throughout the males’s wheelchair award ceremony.

A video of the ceremony exhibits the flag balled up on the bottom behind two individuals standing to the left of American winner Daniel Romanchuk because the nationwide anthem performs.

📹♿️🇺🇸MEN’S WHEELCHAIR WINNER📹♿️🇺🇸@Illinois_Alma alum Daniel Romanchuk receives his #BostonMarathon winner’s wreath and trophy whereas The National Anthem is performed in #Boston #WBZ #BostonRobust #BostonMarathon @bostonmarathon pic.twitter.com/8mkKTA9S4E

— Scott Sullivan (@SliceOfSully) April 15, 2019

“The Boston Athletic Association apologizes sincerely for the nature in which our Men’s Wheelchair Award Ceremony was held,” Jack Fleming, the BAA’s chief working officer, stated in a press release. “Our flag is a symbol of freedom, unity, and community spirit — all of which are virtues that the Boston Athletic Association supports.”

Chris Lotsbom, the BAA’s communications supervisor, declined to remark additional on the incident when reached by telephone.

Read Fleming’s full assertion:

The Boston Athletic Association apologizes sincerely for the character wherein our Men’s Wheelchair Award Ceremony was held. We are reviewing our Awards protocol to make sure that this doesn’t occur once more. The Boston Marathon has been an American custom for greater than a century and we take pleasure within the ardour and dedication that individuals, spectators, and volunteers from around the globe show at our annual occasion. Our flag is a logo of freedom, unity, and neighborhood spirit — all of that are virtues that the Boston Athletic Association helps.

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