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Brew City Crossfit considers name change after controversial comments

Posted at 6:36 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 19:36:25-04

While the name may not remain the same, the workouts continue at Brew City Crossfit.

This after Crossfit founder and CEO Greg Glassman replied to a tweet about racism being a public health issue. Glassman wrote "It's Floyd-19." Referencing the coronavirus pandemic and the late George Floyd, who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer.

"I was pretty appalled, and so was my co-owner. We talked about it right away," said Brew City Crossfit Co-Owner Danny Noonan.

The comments inspired the business partners to make a significant change.

"That was not something we wanted to be associated with. And then when he doubled down, with his twitter comments? And just kind of made it something that was pretty sickening to us," said Noonan.

Brew City Crossfit is an affiliate of the Crossfit brand. Co-owner Danny Noonan says Crossfit workouts have always fostered togetherness.

"I think that's what makes it work so well, is this is your place that you come and see your friends," said Noonan.

But now, a change of name could very well be in order for this decade old business.

"That's a decision we don't take lightly. But it's such an egregious thing I think that it warrants that kind of decision," Noonan said.

While Noonan doesn't anticipate the controversy on the national level to affect his business, Glassman has since apologized for his tweet.

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