Whether positive or negative, the social platform has a significant impact on people’s lives, but we all use it on a daily basis now. This can cause a slew of issues if you are well-known and in the public eye, as football players are.
Every day, people abuse, troll, and target others on social media. This is bound to take its toll, and Chelsea manager Graham Potter mentioned the Fulham defeats in the press conference section of yesterday’s game.
It’s difficult, according to Potter, because as humans, we want to be liked, and going on social media after a defeat or a poor performance is not the right thing to do as fans.
Potter said in a statement:
“I used to talk about this social media backlash with my wife because she would say, ‘It doesn’t do you any good looking at that social media,'” he revealed. ‘It doesn’t help you to read comments because you don’t know where they came from, and there are a lot of angry people in the world.’
“There’s no point arguing with stupid people because they’re stupid,” my ex-chairman said. I’m not saying anyone who criticizes me is stupid, but you get my point. It’s difficult to draw any conclusions from it.
But it’s not easy. Humans wish to be liked. In the end, it doesn’t do you any good and is bad for your mental health, and you just have to accept that it exists. You don’t listen to the majority of it because that would be insane.”