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Worth pointing out — putting your hand over your heart during the national anthem is optional. Standing respectfully as Gabby did is another perfectly acceptable option.

Also — why is it necessary to criticize a world-class gymnast’s hair? Gabby’s hair doesn’t do gymnastic routines. Gabby’s hair hasn’t put in hours and hours and hours of work on the vault, balance beam, uneven bars, etc. Does Ryan Lochte get this much grief about his hair?

Gabby — you were awesome four years ago in London, and you’re awesome now. Your hair is fine. And so is your love and respect for your country.

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