MAYBE IT’S TIME TO RETHINK MY FITNESS REGIMEN: Crossfit Games to award Glock pistols to winning athletes.
The founder of the hugely popular competition, for which Reebok is the title sponsor, recently announced he would give away the pistols to the winners, referring to the plan as “glock for the podium.”
“The top male athlete, the top female athlete, and every member of the winning team will receive a GLOCK pistol,” Dave Castro, Director of the CrossFit Games and a former Navy SEAL, wrote in a posting on the Facebook page for the CrossFit Games, along with a flashy video highlighting the popular pistol.
The CrossFit Games began Tuesday at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
People immediately expressed outrage over Castro’s announcement on social media and in comments on the post, saying that it was in poor taste given recent tragedies like the Orlando and Dallas massacres and spate of police-involved shootings.
Funny, but I don’t recall any news items about CrossFit athletes shooting cops.