Fans on social media were excited about Shaun White's gold medal win on social media... they just wanted him to pick up the American flag.

White had just won the men's halfpipe on his final run. He put together an incredible run that will go down in history as one of the greatest moments of his career.

Someone handed him the flag, and he held it up and waved it around. But when he was done celebrating, he started dragging it around. He even stepped on it at one point.

The internet was quick to congratulate White, but asked him for a little better etiquette.

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Others clapped back, defending White since it was one of the biggest moments of his life. White may not have realized what he was doing. He was especially emotional after winning gold.