“Take a While to Reflect”: LA Dodgers Star Supports Nicholas Latifi Message Against Social Media Harassment

Published 12/25/2021, 7:45 AM EST


The dark side of social media came into the picture when Nicholas Latifi faced death threats after the last race of the 2021 season. Sadly, athletes are prone to fan criticism; however, hate and threats are extreme. In Latifi’s tough times, many athletes came into his support. LA Dodgers star Trevor Bauer joined the list of Latifi’s supporters as he shared a post defending the Williams’ driver.

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As much as love athletes receive, they are also open to a lot of hate in the world of social media. The last race of the Formula 1 season took a lot of dramatic turns, ending with Nicholas Latifi’s DNF. Expectedly, fans did not let Nicholas get away with his loss, without throwing harsh comments on him. Sadly, the star driver also received death threats.

Formula One F1 – United States Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas, U.S. – October 21, 2021 Williams’ Nicholas Latifi ahead of the Grand Prix REUTERS/Mike Blake

The Canadian star opened up about the social media hate with a heartbreaking post.

LA Dodgers pitcher, who has been quite active on Twitter in the lockout, also backed up him by addressing the haters. Trevor wrote, ”You should all read this. Especially those who turn notifications on to say hateful things to athletes as soon as they tweet. Take a while to reflect on the world you’re contributing to. Is that the type of world you’d like to live in? Well said Nicholas and all the best to you.”

Indeed, the fans should be empathetic and respectful towards athletes, even if they have the privilege to speak their minds on social media.

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Lewis Hamilton broke the silence to support Nicholas Latifi

Lewis Hamilton had a heartbreaking end of the season, missing out on his 8th title. Many blamed Nicholas Latifi’s DNF for Hamilton losing the race to Max. While Hamilton has been on a social media break, he made a move to extend his support to Nicholas.

Formula One F1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – December 12, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton before the race REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Formula 1 legend, liked Nichloas’ post on social media hate, urging fans to behave. Despite their mistakes on the field, no athlete deserves to receive death threats or even awful comments. The world is opening its arms for mental health awareness, and it’s high time the fans show sensitivity towards the players of any field.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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