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Olympic haters? Figure skater Jeremy Abbott blasts fans who judge him

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Olympic athlete Jeremy Abbott should get a gold medal for putting the Olympic armchair critics and negative fans in their place. With the overwhelming rush of material on social media, now anyone can hide behind a Twitter handle and be negative about an Olympic performance. According to For The Win on Friday, Jeremy Abbott gave a speech during his press conference that would suggest the haters aren't worth his time.

“They’ve never had to do what I had to do,” said figure skater Jeremy Abbott. The Olympian goes on to remind everyone that few people have been in his shoes and even less have millions of people looking at them on live television. Add the training and the pressure to the package and the judgmental folks really don’t understand the moment. “And if you don’t think that that’s not hard, you’re a d*mn idiot.”

Jeremy Abbott’s response to the negativity of viewers was nothing short of a rant. And if compared to rants over the years, he must have gotten a few tips from Kanye West as it was flawless, pointed and it put everyone in their place. The figure skater is correct on pointing out the negativity of the people who have never been in his shoes is not necessary.

Jeremy Abbott’s press conference reminds everyone that the athletes might be in Russia, but they can still read all the words posted online.



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