By now, we all know Nicole Baxter hates, let’s not say, men but misogyny or anyone who lives to criticize women athletes, if not athletes. The American soccer player had made it clear time and again that she doesn’t like when someone attacks athletes with their words of judgment.
In her recent tweet, Nicole Baxter couldn’t be more clear on her message to the world. While she is in Tokyo, Japan, for the Olympics, the 27-year-old midfielder walked around with a rather interesting message on her shirt, “Women don’t owe you sh*t.”
In her tweet, NJ/NY Gotham FC player wrote, “A message to all the people who think Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles exist solely to entertain them.” This came following Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka’s exits from the Summer Games.
In the recent development, The American artistic gymnast withdrew from the event on Tuesday; on her message, Simone wrote, “I’m sorry. I love you guys, but you’re gonna be just fine,” Biles told her teammates. “You guys have trained your whole entire life for this, it’s fine. I’ve been to an Olympics, I’ll be fine. This is your first — you go out there and kick a–, okay?”
While Osaka, on the other hand, is out of the Tennis tournament at Olympics. Japan’s one of the biggest sports celebrities, Naomi, left the. Court following her loss in straight set to Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic on Tuesday.
The same day, different countries, but the same situation. Both athletes have been facing similar criticism from their fans. But this has been the scene everywhere so far; people expect athletes to perform at “any cost!”
People don’t understand if an athlete doesn’t perform at their best for nonphysical reasons. While these two stars became the obvious example, several other athletes couldn’t perform due to their mental health.
Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka, following their exits, are bringing up a crucial topic. Both the athletes are prioritizing mental health and have the support of other sportspeople; there couldn’t be a better example than Nicole Baxter.