Rafa Fans and Novak Djokovic: Why do we care so much?
So Rafa fans, when someone other than Rafa is playing Novak Djokovic, whom do you cheer for? If you are like many fans, chances are that you might cheer for whomever he plays against in that particular match. Well, as it turns out, today he played against Grigor Dimitrov, aka Baby Fed, in the Mutua Madrid Open. How ironic, considering that Dimitrov has not exactly been friendly on court against Rafa in the recent past.
Today, a struggling and frustrated Djokovic displayed his bad behavior on court. He allegedly told the audience to “suck my d***”, a comment perhaps directed at those fans that supported Dimitrov, most likely Rafa fans that would rather see Djokovic lose. The twitter feed was abuzz with reactions about his behavior against fans. This is not the first time we have seen the dark side of the World #1, either.
That being said, why do we care so much about Djokovic? Why do some fans spread negativity by indulging in mud-slinging, instead of focusing entirely on supporting our favorite player? We are here for Rafa, and our purpose should be to support and share our love for him, and accept his opponents as they come. That is the way that Rafa handles his own life – with respect to the other players and their fans, no matter how harsh they are to him, and he does it with poise, class and respect.
Let’s focus on Rafa. Let’s cheer him on, and wish him well. It’s the best way to show your support. A true sportsman deserves no less. A true fan must appreciate that.