Is it okay to cry in sports? | The Tylt

Is it okay to cry in sports?

Marcus Thompson II of The Athletic reports Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has a “fractured relationship” with his teammates partly because he cried after injuring his arm when he was sacked. Sports are supposed to instill toughness and many athletes think crying should never be an option unless you win. Still, the world is changing and showing emotion should not be taboo. There's nothing wrong with showing it once in a while. What do you think? 😭😢🏈

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Is it okay for athletes to cry like Derek Carr apparently did?

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Sports teaches many lessons; one of them is being tough in the face of adversity. Crying does nothing but make you look soft—ike you can't handle a little hardship. 

No one respects tears in sports. People respect athletes who face adversity and overcome it through sheer force of will, without being overwhelmed with emotion. That's why Carr is losing the locker room. If he's crying after a hit—something literally every football player goes through—how can he be depended on to lead the team to victory? There's no crying in sports.

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This notion that athletes can't cry or show a little emotion is toxic. That's how mental disorders are formed. There's nothing wrong with crying or letting yourself get overwhelmed once in a while. It's healthy to process those feelings so you don't have to deal with it in the heat of the moment. 

You can't tell someone how to process pain. Derek Carr may have been exhibiting symptoms of a concussion. It's literally something he can't control. Even so, people shouldn't be judged for crying anyway. There's nothing wrong with it!

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Is it okay to cry in sports?
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