In the greatest act of cowardice, ‘fans’ have abused the USMNT player online after he allegedly removed Chelsea from his bio and recently deleted two club-related posts.
Social media was meant to bring us all together, in the world of professional sports it was meant to bring the real fan closer to the athlete. Unfortunately, it has also been used as ammunition by idiots to attack and abuse online gamers. USMNT and Chelsea striker Christian Pulisic is just the latest top athlete to face such abuse. It all started earlier this week when the American was reported for supposedly removing Chelsea from his Instagram bio, at the moment Pulisic only has his Facebook and Twitter profiles as well as his birthplace in his bio.
The “removal” of chelsea sparked widespread speculation that Captain America is looking to walk away from the club after what has been a trying season where Pulisic has had to overcome injuries, poor form, mixed with Man of the Match performances in the Champions League. According to Fabrizio Romano, Pulisic and Chelsea will talk about his future and what comes next for Chelsea’s No.10.
A move away from Chelsea is very much on the table as Pulisic was an unused sub in the last game of the season and in total the American scored 8 goals in 38 appearances for Chelsea. Pulisic has been doing something of an online spring cleaning, taking three photos on his Instagram so far, two Chelsea-related posts and one post promoting his new Puma boots. Nonetheless, “fans” felt the need to attack the USMNT star online with disgusting comments.
Christian Pulisic abused online
Followed by 5.5 million fans on Instagram, the American deleted his last three posts but ‘fans’ took it as a sign and abused the football star with despicable posts.a disgusting person on Twitter replied to a post on Pulisic stating “only Americans can’t shoot”, in reference to the horrific mass shootings taking place in the United States.
After deleting his Chelsea related posts fans took other posts which are still there with Chelsea attacking Pulisic, in a Champions League post some users replied that he should delete those posts since Pulisic was “the reason why” Chelsea did not go further in the competition.
Despite the narrative that would suggest Pulisic was unproductive for Chelsea, he finished the season tied as the club’s fifth-highest goalscorer.Pulisic is also statistically one of Chelsea’s most capable goalscorers when it comes to time on the pitch and chances scored.
It is not the first time that Pulisic has suffered online abuse in a non-football related incident in July last year while on holiday Pulisic uploaded a video of him juggling a soccer ball while sitting on a boat above a goliath grouper. Pulisic’s father would later reveal that his son received death threats from animal rights activists.
Whatever Christian Pulisic’s future is, it’s in the eye of the beholder how his season went, while it wasn’t perfect, it wasn’t a train wreck either. What we write on social media is more a reflection of ourselves than of the person being attacked.