Professional Athletes

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Dealing with and being included in the media is part of a professional athlete 's job. Social media, television, radio, music, newspapers, and magazines are all sources that people can get information about professional athletes that those athletes need to be aware and careful about how they want their image portrayed. These athletes could potentially get in trouble for being in the media too much, but also they have to be in the media the right amount so they can get a fan base and sponsors. The majority of professional athletes have an account on at least one or more social media sites. Among all of the professional athletes, the most popular in the world based off of likes and followers are Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Ricardo…show more content…
Athletes are not going to get a good fan base off of strictly playing, people want to like people who are nice, they want to like the people that they want to be like. The athletes are needed to be in the media so that they can try to get a good reputation, but they cannot be in the media too much because not all media is good. The more media the athlete is in, the more likely there is going to be something bad about them in at least one of the media sources. Tiger Woods was in the media a lot and eventually some form of media found something out about him that gave him a bad name. The media and press dig deep into professional athletes lives in order to find out something that they can use against…show more content…
Professional athletes can be helped or hindered by being in any form of media. The athletes are required to have some form of media during their professional career, but not so much that they are getting a bad reputation. These men and women have a lot of pressure placed on them because of the media and they are expected to be perfect at all times, they are not seen as regular people, they are seen as role models and a goal for some people. These athletes whole lives are based off of how they are seen in the media and it is hard for them to make a good reputation and keep it as long as they
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