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Biles bothered by new USA Gymnastics CEO’s anti-Nike tweet

first_imgNike is one of Biles’ sponsors. *mouth drop*don’t worry, it’s not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything https://twitter.com/MaryBonoUSA/status/1038189174560452609 …4:32 PM – Oct 13, 2018 By yesterday Biles is among the more than 200 women who have come forward over the last two years claiming they were sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar under the guise of treatment. Biles was critical of Perry for not being vocal enough in support of the survivors.___More AP Sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Bono was appointed Friday to hold the position while USA Gymnastics searches for a permanent successor to Kerry Perry, who resigned under pressure from the United States Olympic Committee in September after spending nine months on the job.Biles responded Saturday to a tweet from Bono last month criticizing Nike following the release of its advertising campaign featuring former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Bono, a former Republican congresswomen, had posted a photo of herself drawing over a Nike logo on a golf shoe.Biles quote-tweeted Bono’s photo and wrote: ”(asterisk)mouth drop(asterisk) don’t worry, it’s not like we needed a smarter usa gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything.” I regret the post and respect everyone’s views & fundamental right to express them. This doesn’t reflect how I will approach my position @USAGym I will do everything I can to help build, w/ the community, an open, safe & positive environment.9:53 PM – Oct 13, 2018 Bono deleted her tweet about five hours later, saying she regretted the post and respects “everyone’s views & fundamental right to express them.” Mary Bono✔@MaryBonoUSA Olympic champion Simone Biles is upset about an anti-Nike tweet from USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono. Simone Biles✔@Simone_Biles In this Aug. 19, 2018, file photo, Simone Biles competes on the uneven bars at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Boston.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)last_img read more

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