Gabby Douglas Apologizes For USA National Anthem

0810-gabrielle-douglas-ap-9Team USA gymnastics superstar Gabby Douglas says she never meant any disrespect by not placing her hand over her heart during the national anthem Tuesday … saying, “I apologize if I offended anyone.”


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.”




(Source: TMZ)