Sam expressed his anger at being violently taken down by a guard, saying:
"I don't even understand why the people over there did that. I was not even going towards Lochte. I was going in a different direction."
The 59-year-old also claimed the man got even more physical with him once he was escorted off the stage, adding:
"This guy runs out, unnecessarily tackles me, hurts me, and as you can see I have bruises. My back also hurts, my neck hurts. Why? He could've come and said 'Please get off the stage,' or 'Get off the stage,' or handle it in a civilized manner. Then, as he was taking me out, he punched me. He kicked me."
Wow. If that's true, it seems the guard might've taken things a little too far, especially since Barzeen swears they never had any intention of physically hurting anyone, telling:
"It was just a protest, not a violent protest. That's all we were doing. We didn't agree, obviously, with the Walt Disney Company choosing Lochte to represent Americans. Yes, he did receive gold medals, but what he did in Rio did not represent Americans well."
"We were actually at the Olympics. So, what happened was, once Lochte did what he did, embarrassed Americans, lied to Brazil, the climate changed. So, all of a sudden, Americans became targets in Rio. The Brazilians obviously felt insulted, and it became very difficult for all Americans there."
Sam said they wanted to use this platform to say their piece about the athlete's controversy:
"Our purpose was to get the message out that Lochte is a coward, a liar, and, under Brazilian law, a criminal."
Barzeen echoed that sentiment:
"I want the world to know, we want Americans to know, that we don't take what he did lightly. He embarrassed Americans on the world stage, and this was our form of protest against that."
Do U agree with what they did, Perezcious readers?!
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