• Simone Biles criticized the new head of USA Gymnastics for an anti-Nike tweet

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Simone Biles criticized Mary Bono, the new president of USA Gymnastics, for an anti-Nike tweet.
    Bono appeared to be joining the right-wing campaign against Colin Kaepernick , the face of a Nike advertising campaign, because he protested police brutality against African-Americans by kneeling during the National Anthem at football games.
    Bono deleted her tweet and said she regretted it.
    The USA Gymnastics organization is currently embroiled in several scandals stemming from how it handled former sports doctor Larry Nassar's sexual abusing hundreds of women.
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  • Simone Biles Slams New USA Gymnastics Leader Over Anti-Nike Tweet

    Simone Biles Slams New USA Gymnastics Leader Over Anti-Nike Tweet

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    Olympic champion Simone Biles slammed newly appointed USA Gymnastics interim president and CEO Mary Bono for an anti-Nike tweet she posted about the sports brand's Colin Kaepernick campaign.
    Bono, named interim president and CEO of the organization on Friday, in September posted a photo of herself coloring in the logo on a pair of Nike sneakers so that it wasn't visible. “Unfortunately had these shoes in my bag,” Bono tweeted at the time , a few days after Nike launched its Kaepernick campaign that incited conservative backlash for its support of Kaepernick's campaign against police...
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