Imagine if Asafa Powell ever reacted this way when asked if he was a choker, it would be awesome.
Phil Hersh wrote:
“I just want to put my middle finger in the air and say a big F-you to anyone who’s ever said that to me because they’ve never stood in my shoes and they’ve never had to do what I do,” Abbott said.
“Nobody has to stand center ice in front of a million people and put an entire career on the line for eight minutes of their life when they’ve been doing it for 20-some years. If you think that’s not hard, then you’re a damn idiot.
“Some people can handle it better than others, but everyone has that mental struggle. Everyone goes through the same doubt. I’m not alone.
“I’m frickin' proud of what I’ve done, and I’m not going to apologize for anything.”