Twitter has become a great way for pro athletes to connect with the fans who cheer for them. But there’s also a dark side, and Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson is learning that lesson.
Wilson’s tweet early last night revealed that some not-so-nice people were saying some not-so-nice things.
Hey Redskins fan don't come on my twitter and talk about how bad I am...kno that I take my job serious & kno I'm ball 4 the home team #HTTR— Josh Wilson (@TheJoshWilson) June 13, 2012
Looking at his timeline, there isn’t any one awful tweet that stands out. Maybe the offending remarks Wilson was referring to were deleted.
Or maybe Wilson is just particularly sensitive to criticism.
You can blame a fanbase’s desire to win, or the poor manners of the few. Or possibly the elevated courage of hiding behind an anonymous screen and 140 characters. But if you’re a public figure on a public forum, there are bound to be critics.
The bright side is that after that tweet, Wilson had a bevy of “keep your head up” themed responses to make him feel better.
Athletes need love, too.
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