This is masterfully done concern trolling. It’s also slightly misogynistic cheer hate (is there any other kind?) but I’ll hand it to her: this writer does “but what about the children?” really well. All to imply that cheerleading itself is problematic, not the sports culture that helped create it. I’d be embarrassed for her if I wasn’t so annoyed. This writer’s main gripe is that Navarro athletes are expected to power through significant injuries. She does acknowledge that this expectation is a widespread problem in “American youth sports,” but then places the blame for it all at Monica’s feet. Which is weird because she loudly proclaims to love college football, a sport where athletes are expected to play injured all the time (among countless others). Yet Monica incurs her wrath for expecting the same from her athletes. Why? Because she’s a woman? Because she coaches cheerleading? Both? It’s the same old sexist BS: when the boys do it, it’s fine. When the girls do it, it’s a problem. Her conclusion is: cheer is dangerous because it doesn’t receive the same recognition and resources that other college sports teams do — medical staff, etc. — so doing what they do in light of that is irresponsible because it can lead to injuries. This is true. Cheerleading doesn’t get any of the perks that “real” sports get even though it really should. But the writer doesn’t attack that problem; she attacks Monica for reacting to it and making do with what she has. She scorns Monica for pushing her athletes to perform while injured — which again, happens all the time in college football, a sport the writer claims to follow — because that’s what it takes to win these days. If she doesn’t push her athletes to practice while injured — resources or no — then the next team will. And they’ll be the ones who are successful. THAT’s a real problem... one that this writer overlooks if the “boy” sports buy into it, but stoutly rejects when the female coach of a largely female team tries to do the same. Because it’s much easier to target a petite blonde woman instead of a faceless epidemic that affects all sports and the athletes involved in them. And that would be an article that would require actual research instead of b****y ad hominem BS, so not something I think we’ll be seeing from this writer anytime soon. This writer may have had good points, but for me it’s all completely overshadowed by her transparent ridicule of cheer and her thinly-veiled disdain for a woman who dares to be good at it. Sorry for the mouthiness but I’m so sick of BS hot takes from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. But that’s twitter for you.