The press conference after the Aussie’s reduction to Milos Raonic in the first round of the Australian Open and the response to some social-media post just demonstrate some ‘fans’ are online simply to serve abuse or maybe to compensate for their own lack of success on the court.
During the press conference, Kyrgios had been at pains to point out his opponent played well and could have conquered most players in that sort, but he had been challenged at least seven occasions by one particular journalist, trying to bait him on a Davis Cup difficulty.
The public loves it when Kyrgios reacts and it sells in all sorts of media in Australia. To his credit, Kyrgios held back and refused to retort, penalizing the questions where he could and even stating, “This bloke [the journalist] doesn’t stop”.
Aussie ‘Bad Boy’ Nick Kyrgios Easy Target for Keyboard Cowards
Hitting partner goals?
This lucky kid shared a court with @NickKyrgios.
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 16, 2019
Even a post that featured Kyrgios hitting a young boy on court, chatting with him and creating the kid’s day received abuse.
The original tweet in the Aussie Open organizers had laptop crusaders, who still live at home with their moms in their sad little world, posting insulting comments.
As soon as I retweeted, with the comment, “Many people have a visit Nick Kyrgios, but they don’t see or wish to realize how generous he’s with his time and additionally with charities too. A genuine good bloke”, that received criticism too.
Maybe it’s ideal to stay away from social media completely, but it was a nice genuine action from Kyrgios, which he didn’t need to perform. He is also involved in several charities, but this is almost frowned upon by social-media warriors.
It is easy to have a go at athletes who show character, but when they don’t reveal anything resembling ‘personality’, we believe them dull.
Both male and female tennis players today receive abuse to the extent that threatens their lives and even to lists ways they ought to die, together with their families, let alone telling them how ugly they are.
Maybe if the public looked in their reflection of themselves within their laptop, it might reveal more than that which they wish to view.