"He needs to take a big dose of 'shut the f*** up' and hide out for a while."
These are the words of CrossFit CEO Greg Glassman, stated in response to homophobic comments made by the company's now-former 'chief knowledge officer', Russell Berger.
Buzzfeedthis week reported that Berger took to his personal Twitter account, tweeting his support of an Indiana branch of the gym which cancelled a workout in honour of Pride month. The cancellation led to several coaches and employees quitting the company in protest; just days later, the gym closed down.
In the tweet, which has since been deleted, Berger described Pride celebrations as a 'sin'.
Looks like @CrossFit's @BergerRussell deleted that tweet so here's a screenshot icymi https://t.co/1I2sya7ACO