CrossFit Coach Apologizes for Doing Handstand on Holocaust Memorial

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About a year after teens snapping selfies at Auschwitz became a trend that actually happened, Dave Driskell finds himself in the news for a similarly scandalous reason.

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A popular CrossFit competitor and coach, Driskell has issued an apology after stirred up anger amidst his followers by sharing a photo of himself working out inside a Holocaust memorial.

Yes, a Holocaust memorial.

"Hello Berlin, Germany. 15 hour layover. Checking the sites. Drinking the beers. Eating the bratwurst," Driskell wrote as a caption to the controversial image.

As you can see above, it depicts this fitness guru doing a handstand on one of the concrete slabs at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

After hearing it from Internet users, Driskell hopped back on Instagram and wrote out a Mea Culpa, explaining that he just likes to do handstands on stuff and had no idea this was a Holocaust Memorial.

"I feel completely terrible as I would never purposely offend or disrespect this memorial had I known," he wrote.

"I posted the picture using the wifi from a local cafe and then went back to exploring the city. It wasn't until later tonight at the airport that I realized my error in understanding what this structure was. 

"I apologize for this horrible misunderstanding and any offense this might have caused.

"Anyone who knows me, knows this is the complete opposite of what I would want. I respectfully ask your forgivenes."

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