"THE THIRD MAN"
Almost 50 years ago "Tommy Smith , John Carlos & Perter Norman took the podium at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico, this photo is one the most iconic photos for human Rights!
Now what most people don't know is that white man pictured here is Australian sprinter Peter Norman, in the stadium tunnel before the three guys entered the stadium for the medals john & tommy asked Norman if he knew what human rights were, he said of coarse and was given and proudly put on the pin " OLYMPIC PROJECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS" and entered the stadium to collect his medal with the two Americans proudly supporting human rights!
Now what makes me sick is that he was left off the next Olympic team that was in Germany as he still held and today almost 50 years later holds the Australian 200 meter record!
In 2000 Australia held host to the summer Olympic Games in Sydney, the Australian Olympic Committee @australian_institute_of_sport once again over looked Peter Norman as they had past Olympians walk out with the flag! Saying they had "BUDGET Restraints" 😂😂 But Perter was thrown a life line when steve Simmons U.S track Olympic official had heard what went on and said that's Bullshit called Peter and Peter walked out at the Australian Olympic Games with Team USA holding the American flag
I was so saddened at this Story and #PeterNorman you are a hero & what you stood for you ended up losing it all!! You are a hero and a true blue Aussie! Racism is everywhere you look going back a long time! Shame on you Australian Olympic committee 💔 #olympicprojectforhumanrights