Rich Froning and Tia Toomey statement

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Statement from Rich and Tia about Greg Glassman racism post. Athletes are canceling crossfit games invitation.

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Adam John June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Where is the discernment? Where is the love of truth? BLM is a racist and militant organization determined to cause chaos. Our government like all governments is the enemy of the most high God and our Lord Jesus. Shall we support a government that does the work of the devil? Shall we support a man who died as he lived in servitude to the devil? Shall we capitulate to men who hate God? Why speak to a lie? Why bow down for fear of losing earthly things? Is is not far better to remain silent than to fall into the snare our adversary lays?
Be bold and do not pander or speak out of ignorance. Speak in truth and power!
Love your God with all your heart, love your neighbor as yourself and seek the kingdom of God above all else. These things are the foundation of understanding. Whether it is man, media, principality or power that comes against us we must stand in truth.
While Mr. Glassman himself made an error in judgement is there any doubt that the selective outrage is anymore than virtue signalling? Doe's the kingdom of Satan war against itself or does it seek to silence that which is true?
This video from Rich epitomizes what is wrong with "American Christianity". We have such an elementary understanding of our God that we often find ourselves bowing the knee in submission to satan. The church should see behind the veil yet here we our whimpering like children asking this wicked country and its wicked people to please forgive us.

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Heather A June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

I support being fully informed. There has been a lot of reactions rather than patient responses to all that has transpired. Education/truth liberates the mind from the bondage of emotional chaos. Just going to drop this here for you.
https://youtu.be/fij8TP0FE00

https://youtu.be/gTOkw7cM6KU

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000T00b June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Respect to you for following your values, your convictions. 👍👍👍👍 You will go on to bigger and better things.

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Chris Vanderwielen June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

I wonder if this means these same athletes will no longer be participating in any competitions held in Dubai. You know, that country with a history of various forms of censorship, punishing victims of rape, some forms of religious intolerance and literally zero rights for the LBGTQ community. Or does morality turn a blind eye when cashey money is on the line?

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RN4L !! June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

This is hilarious. But not. His comment was a distrust in the government models for quarantine. Then relating that to the fact he doesn't trust the government to create a model to end racism. That's it. There is zero proof race had anything to do with the Floyd murder but here we are. The elite and media are using anything they can get their hands on to divide and gain more power. This is another example of it working. And quote me here. The beneficiaries of this garbage isn't the general peaceful Americans talking inclusion. It's the elite……and Antifa. Just wait until the cop gets off because the communist surgeon general is trying second degree murder which is a stretch. These people want this. WAKE UP.

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Gerry H June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

CrossFit is done.

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SB SB June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

I'm Starting a new brand, I'm gonna call it either SuperFit, StrongFit or CrossStrength

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Mihaita Neamt June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

lets be honest yall just found a quick and easy way out of your insanely high contracts lol

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Renee Battle Woman of the Woods June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Pride cometh before the fall Greg Glassman.

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Ron June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Will Glassman retain ownership/equity interest in CrossFit? If so, his resignation is mute. He will continue to profit.

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Rocio Fuentes June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Having the fittest declining crossfit afiliation would be great. But is up to them… Un the Meanwhile lets keep It by the sportive side , we will see whats up with the human side

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Pech Michael & Christina June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

RIP CrossFit.

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Omarc Ittarov June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

And again it shows that ignorant people are the most dangerous beings on earth, those who´re resonsible for what´s happening currently… But fortunately there are honest and smart people too in this world – thank you Tia and thank you Rich

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Carpman June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Snowflake alert……….. Glassman really didn't say much and the whole of Crossfit has an epileptic spasm.

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B Brewer June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Stay in your lane folks, your both great athletes but your not going to like what happens when your on the wrong side of this, remember who makes up the majority of the Crossfit community. Be honest, dont perpetuate the liberal false narrative. If you want to posture and cancel then you should be cancelled for life, no second chance, your done and gone.

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Mariana Claire June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Thank you Rich and Tia we love you so much ❤️ 💯 stay strong everyone we got you 💯❤️💯 Time for change. Silence is violence. So much love from Aotearoa NZ ❤️❤️❤️

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Sam Jahanguiri June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Just shut up and lift. Who cares about your platforms and communities, just please shut up and lift.

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Ron Beasley June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Guy said nothing racist! BTW George Floyd was not a great guy at all. Remember, he put a gun to a young pregnant black woman's belly and robbed her house! That's not a great person at all. And this is not a racist comment, for you ignorant folks!!! It's an interesting fact!

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Rory Costello June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

So bored of cancel culture

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ACW37162 June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

“I have always strenuously supported the right of every man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right, makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.”
Thomas_Paine

Posted this in Jacobs chat after his opinion piece.

Every one of us is a flawed human.
Every single one.
Some where their flaws in the public arena for the world to see.
Some suffer their flaws in private.
Every single one of us is capable of monumental mistakes.
Every one of us.
What this world needs now more then it needs another public shaming and flogging is people who practice the very values they speak so passionately about.
Forgiveness, empathy, grace.
When it is your turn, and you have made a mistake you will be looking for those who practice forgiveness, empathy, and grace.

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OG S1MPSON June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

I coached at a big midwestern CrossFit for 5 years and unfortunately these bigoted and “America first” views were pervasive at least in my old box. Many police, fire, and rescue are drawn to CrossFit because CFHQ has sold itself as a “made in America” brand. We’re now seeing the ugly truth come out.

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Allidoiswynn93 June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Sjw patrol

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coolinolympia ! June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Bravo!

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Héctor Urriola June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

She was angry af.

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antonio taylor June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

What about the cops being murdered? The businesses being burnt and the innocent people being beat and stolen from? So you are for riots? And total destruction? That’s what is going on right now. This isn’t about George Floyd anymore, smart people can see that it’s just an accuse to riot. Funny how no one mentions the cops being gunned down or the American flag being disrespected!

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David Bergman June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

If I have seen so far, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of Giants……. I'm a fan of you both. I'm a fan of the sport. CrossFit has changed my life for the better. BUT, Greg Glassman is NOT a racist. He misspoke. The man is a genius. In this case, he tried to make a point and went too abstract. He apologized for this. Mayhem Freedom DOES NOT EXIST if it weren't for CROSSFIT. This community has been made possible BECAUSE OF CrossFit. If all of these gyms are just a bunch of random functional fitness gyms, THEN THERE IS NO COMMUNITY. Be the leaders that you need to be right now. Get behind the BRAND that has made it possible for you all to do what you do. It's the right thing. The man misspoke. There has got to be a line. This for me is it. The unrest in this world is tragedy which I pray we can find a peace and band together and learn to love one another. I DON'T HAVE THE VOICE YOU TWO HAVE. Be leaders in this COMMUNITY. And Keep it a COMMUNITY. #CrossFitters4Crossfit

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Sluggo June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Everyone and Reebok needs to rethink its association with CrossFit. CrossFit is more than one man it is a sport, lifestyle, and has helped so many people. You remove the person from the sport not the sport from the people. As bad as Glassman is he does not represent CrossFit the people do. Someone else needs to take the helm and he needs to go.

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chilledmonkeebrains June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Damn….this year just gets crazier everyday….I really believe that Glassman is suffering from a mental illness

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Sluggo June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Fully agree with these two statements. Someone needs to remove Glassman from CrossFit before everyone removes themselves from CrossFit and it has no more sponsorship or support.

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russnc28 June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

This is absolutely ABSURD. There are so many things wrong with this!! Not only do the facts and statistics not support the narrative of systemic racism but Greg appears to be aware of that and has the right to respond how he sees fit; without having to bow down to the mob – the mob that has been manipulated by the media into believing that Mr. Floyd’s death had ANYTHING to do with his race. Implicit bias considered (which is garbage), there is ZERO evidence for that! Greg said absolutely NOTHING racist, has never been one before this, and has very obviously played a major role creating this diverse community that you profess to be doing this for. I have to believe the reason for this is the extra money that stands to be made from his excommunication…in the name of racism; AWFUL!! If you’re having trouble understanding his justifiable outrage then PLEASE watch Candace Owens’s 17min. Facebook video that speaks truth to this issue. She is a very well respected expert who cites the statistics. Your heart warming messages are empty if they are not supported by facts/stats. This is SO wrong and that’s why it IS virtue signaling. Perpetuating a false narrative does NOT help people. They’re burning their own communities down; chasing a ghost. You have to understand all policies affect one demographic more than another; that doesn’t make them racist!!

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Wade Sisk June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Ive been a crossfiter since 2008 and a coach since 2009 and owend my own gym since 2013. Lets not loose CROSSFIT lets get rid of Glassman. Let me know where this great community is going, love to stay with it, but not with Glassman.

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12B0692 June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Time for Glassman to go and Crossfit to grow.

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Miriam Ramos June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Thank you Tia and Rich for supporting the #blacklivesmatter movement and for simply speaking out against those comments, regardless of what repercussions they may bring…true courage on display! As a hispanic woman who has also endured prejudice and discrimination my whole life, your words solidify my belief that there are far more good people than bad, and that times have changed in the right direction over the years (referring to the times of the civil rights movement). Yes, there is still a lot of work to be done, but I believe the generations to come will once and for all eradicate this social and global crisis. Stay strong and stay positive! p.s. Rogue Fitness needs to take over the games 😉

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ecuz55 June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Respect to both of you. Your integrity is more admirable than your superior physical strength and physiques

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miro pink June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Love the anger on her face.. I’ve been grieving for a whole week for loosing people I love for showing their true colors the past couple of days. But I can’t also sit there and pretend that it’s ok.

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Martin Foster June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Why are you ashamed when you had zero input into what has been said? The statement wasn't even racist, insensitive, idiotic and extremely badly timed admittedly but as a system and culture that values free speech, this should be allowed.

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Sid Hayes June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Who cares what those two have to say? They are hypocrites if they do not quit the sport and donate 80% of their entire net worth to the Just Cause.

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doctornrsfnly June 26, 2020 - 9:46 am

Bravo…. I have to say that I admire the sacrifices and hard work that you and your Mayhem team do in this athletic effort and respect you even more after this completely justified position. Well done and the position of a True Champion.

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