A popular CrossFit competitor and coach has apologized after he angered some of his thousands of Instagram fans by posting a photo of himself working out inside a Holocaust memorial.
Dave Driskell told BuzzFeed News that he feels awful about posting the picture, and swears he had no idea it was a memorial. “I feel completely terrible as I would never purposely offend or disrespect this memorial had I known,” he said.
Driskell posted the photo of himself doing a handstand at Berlin's Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe on Monday.
His picture drew immediate criticism from many of his followers, with some slamming him as insensitive.
The 36-year-old is a self-described "inspirer/CrossFit coach" who lives in Bali and travels the world promoting the sport.
He is ranked #102 for CrossFit in Asia.
His world travels and workouts have garnered him nearly 70,000 fans on Instagram.
David Driskell is ranked #102 in Asia in Crossfit. A previous version of this article stated he was ranked #102 worldwide.