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This is infuriating.

Battaglia’s apology shows no remorse for the part he played in the disgusting invasion of Maroney’s privacy. Instead, it effectively shames her for doing something that ‘doesn’t reflect positively on our sport’ (it’s HER sport, she’s the gymnast, not you) rather than apologising for degrading and disrespecting her within a community where she has earned the right to feel supported.

As if we didn’t already know, Joe Battaglia has no interest in gymnastics, its athletes and its community beyond its ability to be monetized for his benefit. Support gymnastics websites that act with respect and integrity not because the gymternet dictates that they should but because they genuinely have the best interests of gymnastics at heart.