As I’ve come to be taught, if you wish to hear the fact about sports activities, comply with somebody who doesn’t cowl sports activities.
On Tuesday, media lightning rod Charlie Kirk blasted Simone Biles far tougher than anybody has slammed her earlier than.
“We are raising a generation of weak people like Simone Biles,” Kirk instructed his listeners after Biles determined to withdraw from the ladies’s crew closing over psychological well being issues.
“If she’s got all these mental health problems: don’t show up.”
Kirk makes a robust level. Biles confirmed up when she anticipated to take gold. She solely bowed out as a result of her efficiency was subpar.
Sportswriters have defended Biles by lazily evaluating her to Andrew Luck. If you recall, Luck, the former beginning quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, abruptly retired earlier than the begin of the 2019 season after working towards in coaching camp. Biles didn’t bow out earlier than the begin of the season. If we need to go along with the Luck comparability, then Biles principally walked out on her crew whereas they have been trailing in the Super Bowl.
“She’s an incredible athlete,” Kirk goes on. “Of course, she’s an incredible athlete. I’m not saying that—she’s probably the greatest gymnast of all time. She’s also very selfish, she’s immature and she’s a shame to the country.”
That she is “selfish” and “immature” is plain.
Charlie Kirk calls Simone Biles a “selfish sociopath” and a “shame to the country”
“We are raising a generation of weak people like Simone Biles” pic.twitter.com/yDLtblAS35
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) July 27, 2021
“She’s totally a sociopath,” Kirk added. “What kind of person skips the gold medal match? Who does that? It’s a shame to the nation. You just gave a gift to the Russians.”
Kirk’s commentary earned him one other spot atop Twitter’s trending listing, the place he appears to seek out himself as soon as per week. Yes, you guessed it: Twitter customers known as Kirk’s remark racist and misogynistic. That, after all, is a lie. But after all, they will’t use purpose in opposition to Kirk. They are assault him with the normal accusations of racism and sexism as a result of he has made an sincere evaluation of one in every of the most protected athletes in the nation.
Biles is a quitter. She grabbed her get-out-of-jail-free card — psychological well being — the second she felt an oz of self-doubt, a sense all different nice athletes have overcome of their careers. But she is Simone Biles and never somebody like Tom Brady, so sports activities pundits have portrayed her as “brave.”
Luckily, Charlie Kirk doesn’t work underneath some cowardly sports activities media govt as a result of he has now spoken extra truths about Biles than any ESPN or NBC commentator who’s paid to concentrate on the Olympics.