Gabby Douglas Apologizes For USA National Anthem
Douglas took some heat following the team’s gold medal victory in the All-Around competition — when she stood next to teammates Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian … but didn’t put her hand over her heart.
It didn’t take long for Gabby to head to Twitter to explain herself …
“In response to a few tweets I saw tonight, I always stand at attention out of respect for our country whenever the national anthem is played,” Douglas wrote.
“I never meant any disrespect and apologize if I offended anyone. I’m so overwhelmed at what our team accomplished today and overjoyed that we were able to bring home another gold for our country.”