“I am amazed at how people can be so hateful” Tennis Twitter BLAMES Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer fans for the ‘insane’ amount of hate Novak Djokovic receives online
Tennis twitter holds Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer fans responsible for the 'Excessive' online hatred directed towards Novak Djokovic
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer (Image via: Tennis Major/ATP)
The French Open organizers have taken a revolutionary step to protect the players from being cyberbullied. The French Tennis Federation revealed that the players will be provided with AI protection from social media abuse at the 2023 Roland Garros.
A recent World Sports Network survey revealed that Novak Djokovic was the player on the men’s side who received the most social media hatred. The World Sports Network study showed which players received the most amount of online hatred or negative attention over a period of one year and four months.
Novak Djokovic was the player who received almost 1/5th (15%) of the negative tweets. Novak Djokovic has been always portrayed as the villain in the ‘Big 3’ rivalry. Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were usually portrayed in a positive light whereas Djokovic was always shown to be the villain by the media.
Their rivalry continued for a long time, but they have always been good friends and still see each other with huge amounts of respect. The three always speak highly of each other, but the fans don’t seem to understand that.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer fans have usually targeted Djokovic to direct their hatred. Djokovic has played both of them multiple times as competitors, but the fans have turned this rivalry into a war and chosen to abuse Djokovic to show support for their favorite player.
Social media reacts to the entire fiasco
In today’s interconnected world, social media has become a platform where individuals can express their opinions and engage with others. Unfortunately, this accessibility and anonymity can sometimes lead to the expansion of hate directed toward players and celebrities.
Social media provides a sense of distance and detachment, allowing people to freely express their thoughts and emotions without considering the impact it may have on the person on the receiving end. This can result in an amplification of negative sentiments as like-minded individuals find solace in forming online communities centered around criticizing and targeting public figures.
Sharing a wide spectrum of reactions online, here’s what fans have to say:
The phenomenon of hate expanding on social media is also fueled by the “cancel culture” trend, where individuals are swiftly judged and condemned for their actions or statements, often without proper context or room for growth and redemption. This can create a toxic environment where the slightest misstep can lead to an onslaught of hatred and public shaming.
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