Simone Biles criticizes USA Gymnastics' choice after interim CEO's tweet

Simone Biles (Getty Images)

Simone Biles had a “mouth drop” moment Saturday.

Biles, the most decorated American gymnast, shared a tweet from USA Gymnastics’ interim CEO along with sharp criticism as Mary Bono, who was appointed to the role Friday, is seen using a marker to try a cover a Nike Swoosh on a pair of golf shoes.

“*mouth drop*,” Biles wrote.

“Don’t worry, it’s not like we needed a smarter USA Gymnastics president or any sponsors or anything.”

Bono’s originally tweet, from Sept. 7, came from a charity golf event.

“Playing in a charity golf tournament raising money for our nation’s Special Forces operators and their families. Unfortunately had these shoes in my bag,” Bono wrote. “Luckily I had a marker in my bag too….”

The post comes in the wake of Nike’s choice to feature former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in ads appearing on TV, online and on billboards around the country.

Last month, Bono — a former Republican congresswoman — also retweeted a reply to one of her own tweets that said “#BoycottNike.”

USA Gymnastics has yet to secure an apparel sponsor after Under Armour ended its deal in late 2017. Biles is personally sponsored by Nike.