Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens are two of the most elite athletes to have ever graced the world of sports. If Biles is standing at the pinnacle of Gymnastics, then Owens is one of the most staunch NFL players. Mr. and Mrs. Owens are indeed a force to be reckoned with. However, with glory and success comes constant social media scrutiny. Along similar lines, the power couple recently became the subject of internet perusal.
Gymnastics G.O.A.T. Simone Biles has clinched a multitude of awards in her vocation. From 7 Olympic medals to a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the gymnast framed a hoard full of accolades on her wall of fame. On the other hand, NFL safety quarterback Jonathan Owens has catapulted to success with his incredible prowess and is one of the most well-known names. However, now it became quite often that social media cult draws parallels between the fame that both athletes garnered in their respective arenas.
Jonathan Owens’ recent milestone got rather a negative limelight
On Friday 12th May, Owens switched from his home team, Houston Texans, and signed a new contract with the Green Bay Packers. Taking to its Instagram handle, NHL’s official account posted Mr. and Mrs. Owens’ picture with the snapshot of Biles’ tweet on it. The tweet says, “GO PACK GO”.
Following this, many flocked to the comment section and left a series of gainsay comments. While one penned, “only know of him because of his girlfriend”, another wrote, “who tf is Jonathan Owens”. One even added, “Should I know who this is”.
With his years of dedication and unquantifiable passion, Owens made it to the NFL arena and is now garnering recognition from all directions. So, is it apt to pour in a series of negative comments for a stalwart athlete?
Nonetheless, amidst all the disregard, Owens’ fans brimmed the comment section with a hoard full of praises for him.
Fans congratulated Jonathan Owens as he achieved a career milestone
Congratulating Owens as he switched to Green Bay Packers, one fan wrote “Congratulations big brudda”. Nonetheless, a Texans fan urged Owens to not switch the team and penned, “Nooo bro needed to say a Texan”.
Some fans even expressed their elation at the couple’s pictures and poured compliments like “Power couple”, “Beautiful couple”, and “They look so cute”. While some NFL fanatics expressed their disregard for Owens, others appreciated the champion for achieving a major career milestone.
However, it is not the first time when the sporting fraternity has seen such comments flocking in for the athletes. Even legendary sportsmen like Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt often fall prey to such derogatory conjectures. Thus, whether it is fame or recognition, is it lucrative to form debates and opinions about the athletes based on any of the domains?