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.
A message to all the people who think Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles exist solely to entertain them: pic.twitter.com/ODxSKoIAhr
— Nicole Baxter (@NicoleBaxter512) July 27, 2021
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?"
The moment when Simone Biles tells her teammates she’s withdrawing from Team Finals. Her teammates supporting here was wonderful! pic.twitter.com/mt9qdqQkw5
— Poor Lawyer (@poorlawyer) July 27, 2021
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!"
Following Naomi Osaka's loss on Tuesday, many of the online comments in Japan referred disparagingly to her mental health. Some questioned her identity or right to represent Japan, exposing some of the nation’s racist impulses. https://t.co/ifXO1DdNtj
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 27, 2021
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.