Internet haters, trolls, gangsters… Yeah, they’ll be with us forever.
Those tough guys behind the keyboards are the types of people that in the words of rapper Jay-Z, “Wouldn’t bust a grape in a fruit fight.”
However, they exist not only to make you think twice about what you post and where, but also to entertain you with their brazen thoughts.
And if you thought big-time celebrities were the only ones that have problems with them, consider tennis player Alex Kuznetsov.
Ranked 171st in the world, Kuznetsov lost in the first round of the French Open. No one notices when you’re 171st right? Wrong. On Twitter, he caught some heat.
Clock Counter (@ClockCounter) posted the following on Twitter:
“@alexKUZnetsov87 Nice loss in the first round today pal. No wonder everyone thinks you are garbage.”
Kuznetsov wasn’t the only target.
Apparently 115th-ranked Tim Smyczek also rubbed some Twitter users wrong, especially Dylan Thomson (@dthomson42).
“@timsmyczek I HAVE NEVER seen a player break and then get broken as much as you. Choker little weasel useless yank.”
It’s one of those social media moments when you have to wonder why.
According to Slate’s Ben Rothenberg, “Oddsmakers had made Kuznetsov a marginal favorite against Lucas Pouille. When he lost, he faced the wrath of those who had bet on him. While not all insulting post-defeat tweets mention gambling directly, tennis players believe that’s typically the motivation.”
Not to say this is the only reason pro athletes would get nasty comments, but it may be the most plausible explanation.