After winning a gold medal in the men's halfpipe at the Winter Olympics this week, snowboarder Shaun White, following his medal-winning performance, allowed the American flag that he was handed to touch the ground.

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In his defense, White said he didn't even remember someone handing him the flag, and that he certainly didn't mean to disrespect the flag. I have to side with White on this one. The guy just won a gold medal, his emotions are all over the place, and then someone hands him a flag to hold while he's trying to deal with his gloves and board.

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