jcaweiioj fd; wrote:
In the beginning, you legitimately didn't understand that the athlete wanted "you" replaced with "they/them." I get it, that is not a natural substitution. When the athlete made that request, all you had to do was have a quiet conversation with them where you state that you want to honor their wishes, explain that it is not the most natural substitution so you might slip up occasionally, but that you will be trying because you do, in fact, care. That's clearly not what happened, as you kept using "you," and did so intentionally and against their stated wishes.
Being considerate is one thing. Being bullied into speaking in a bizarre, nonsensical SJW foreign language that only exists as a “gotcha” mechanism is another.