I kinda see both sides of this. I think the Carter comment was really meant to be a joke, but I also understand where Centro is coming from. This new crop of Oregon guys are REALLY feelin' themselves (their Youtube, Instagram captions, Podcast appearances), and they straight "disrespect" Centro & Oregon alum to the point where it is no longer joking. After the 5k in December where Centro edged Hocker, they made comments, including on Instagram and on a Podcast (Teare said things like, 'He snaked Cole. Well, Centro raced in a t-shirt. So I guess he should've won'). Centrowitz IS the Olympic Champion, and it shocks me that this current group of Oregon guys is bashing him instead of showing respect to a guy that showed that their system worked (HS Champ, College Champ, Olympic Champ), but what ever floats their boat.
That being said-- Centro IS the Olympic Champion, and if he really wanted to clap back, he should've done it in a mature way. His comments about them not respecting the Oregon Alum/dynasty and not really winning anything yet were valid, but it just came off so wrong. That being said-- these kids can't keep poking the bear and them play victim like "OMG! He is so petty. He is too old to be clapping back at us." (Definitely see this all the time on Tik Tok).
I've always been intrigued by the Cooper Teare & co. track generation. Since their "Nike Elite Camp Days", these guys are always d***eating each other (just my opinion), and that was their Youtube in a nutshell. Cooper, Hocker, Hunter, and Reed Brown are insanely talented, and this weekend was an insane breakthrough for them in the NCAA, but I also see Centro's perspective. It would be like him beating Bernard Lagat and Andrew Wheating as a college kid at USAs in 2011, and then him going online and talking sh*t. You gotta respect the guys who came before you.