Atletas y marcas muestran su rechazo y se desvinculan de CrossFit

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El domingo Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir encabezaba una oleada de publicaciones en redes sociales mostrando el descontento y malestar que le producían las palabras de Glassman.

En cuestión de minutos los atletas más importantes de CrossFit, entre ellos, Tia Clair, Mathew Fraser, Jason Khalipa o Noah Ohlsen se volcaron en la causa. Algunos boxes como el de Jason Khalipa, Kristi Eramo y Emily Bridgers anunciaban su des-afiliación inmediata.
La cosa no queda ahí, ROGUE anunció que eliminaría el logo de la 2020 ROGUE Invitacional a 7 días de su celebración. Además, valorarán cómo actuarán en base a los CrossFit Games 2020.

 

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Rogue does not support the latest statements made by the CrossFit CEO, Greg Glassman. His comments are unacceptable under all conditions. The community is bigger than one person. The movement is stronger than one person. Noone should be expected to tolerate anything that keeps us from moving forward as one. Effective Immediately: 1.0  Rogue Invitational will remove the CrossFit Logo from the 2020 event. We will only allow discussion of sanctioning with real discussion on the future 2.0  Rogue will work with the CrossFit Games leadership to determine the best path forward. We will fulfill the 2020 season for the athletes and the community. The future is dependent on the direction and leadership within CrossFit HQ.  Rogue has been the equipment provider since 2010 and we believe it is part of our DNA.  We hope there is a path forward. We stand behind the community.

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Otras marcas como Reebok, Beam, FitAid o NoBull han declarado mediante sus redes sociales que no apoyarán a CrossFit.
Además, Noah Ohlsen, Chander y Eramo han confirmado que no participarán en los Games de este año.

Rich Froning por su parte, ha informado sobre su desacuerdo con lo ocurrido mediante un vídeo de Instagram y dice que no podrá ser leal a CrossFit ni formar parte de esto tras lo ocurrido: “ya no podemos ser leales a alguien o algo que está tan lejos de mis propios valores”.

 

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I’m not really sure how to start this. Loyalty is and always has been one of the values I hold strong to and have been anchored in throughout my life. My personal definition of loyalty takes into account and considers imperfection, making mistakes, asking forgiveness, and even showing grace to others who can never seem to get it right. However, my definition of loyalty does have firm boundaries. CrossFit has been something I’ve felt loyalty towards over the past 10 years. While I’ve struggled with some decisions made by CFHQ over the last couple of years and what I’ve felt like have personally alienated some of the people who sacrificed and helped grow its brand. That is nothing compared to what has happened the last couple of days and has made it impossible to stay loyal to leadership who make callous statements that alienate and divide in a time when unity is needed. When I really sit and reflect it hasn’t been CFHQ that I have been loyal to, but the community that supports inclusivity, fitness for all, and health. We will continue to be a part of that community but can no longer be loyal to someone or something that is so far from my own values. While I’m considering what our next steps are we cannot and will not stand with these comments or beliefs.

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Tras esta oleada de críticas Glassman rectificaba en la cuenta oficial de CrossFit con las siguientes declaraciones:

“Yo, el cuartel general de CrossFit y la comunidad de CrossFit no toleraremos el racismo. Me equivoqué con las palabras que elegí ayer.
Por favor, escúchenme cuando digo que apoyamos a nuestra comunidad para luchar por la justicia. Me preocupo por ustedes, nuestra comunidad, y estoy aquí para ustedes».

.@CrossFitCEO: «I, CrossFit HQ, and the CrossFit community will not stand for racism. I made a mistake by the words I chose yesterday.

My heart is deeply saddened by the pain it has caused. It was a mistake, not racist but a mistake.

— CrossFit (@CrossFit) June 8, 2020

¿Será este el final de CrossFit?

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