Sunday, August 7, 2016

Egyptian athlete sparks outrage after waving the Saudi flag at the Olympics Opening Ceremony

Egyptian athlete Hamada Talat has sparked outrage in Egypt after waving the Saudi Arabian flag during the Parade of Nations at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday.

On Twitter, #رجعوا_حماده (#Bring_Back_Hamada) quickly became a top-trending hashtag, with hundreds of users calling for Talat’s withdrawal from the highly anticipated tournament.

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