Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit Inc, stepped down as CEO on Tuesday, days after apologizing for tweeting about the murder of an unarmed black man, causing criticism and causing the Reebok shoe brand to end its connection to the fitness program.
He resigned at a time when the sensitivity to problems that colored people faced was at the center of attention in the United States and protests were taking place nationwide after George Floyd's murder on May 25.
"I am stepping down as CEO of CrossFit Inc and have decided to retire. On Saturday I created a rift in the CrossFit community and accidentally injured many of its members," he said in a corporate statement in which Dave Castro as who was named the new CEO.
In response to a tweet from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which identified racism and discrimination as a public health problem, Glassman released "It & # 39; s FLOYD-19" on Saturday.
The tweet, which equated the murder of Floyd by the police with the COVID 19 pandemic, attracted Flak and led to an apology from Glassman after Adidas AG was in possession
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