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CrossFit founder steps down as CEO after criticism over Floyd tweet

The Hindu | 10/06/2020 10:10 PM | Click to read full article

CrossFit Inc. founder Greg Glassman stepped down as chief executive on Tuesday, days after he apologized for his tweet on the killing of an unarmed black man. His resignation comes at a time when sensitivity to issues facing people of colour has taken centre stage in the United States. Mr. Glassman had posted on Saturday, “It's FLOYD-19” - the tweet, which equated the police killing of Floyd to the COVID-19 pandemic.