It’s not always fun and games for elite athletes. Sometimes, fame goes to their heads and changes the way they behave. There are also times when they think they’re better than they are. Many sports fans have lost patience with petulant stars.
Today we’ll look at some of the most infamous cases in recent years when fans lost patience with their favorite players. It’s difficult for these athletes to bounce back because people tend to be unforgiving. In some cases, they’ve even turned multiple fanbases against themselves.
The Jets believed Wilson would lead their franchise out of the doldrums. They confidently picked the Brigham Young quarterback in 2021 ahead of Justin Fields, Trey Lance, and Mac Jones. Some analysts thought that this was a risk but Gang Green didn’t care. But they quickly lost patience with their would-be star (via N.Y. Post).
Wilson made terrible on-field decisions and was an interception machine. But he was also petulant, which didn’t help his image in front of the New York media. Then there were a couple of scandals including rumors that he slept with his mother’s best friend. Finally, the Jets replaced him with Aaron Rodgers because they couldn’t deal with him anymore.