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Big Story| How Baxter Dealt With Social Media Critics

On Sunday evening, Bernard Parker finished a 31-month goalscoring dry season in the DStv Premiership when he left with the Man of the Match grant subsequent to mesh an all around taken support during Kaizer Chiefs' 2-1 success over SuperSport United. 

As you can see in the picture below he is holding an award of man of the match.

Preceding his twofold in Pretoria, the veteran forward had not scored an association objective for the club in multiple seasons, tracing all the way back to his last strike in March 2019 when he got in a 3-2 triumph over Highlands Park. 

Parker's desolate spell, which has matched with Chiefs' on-field battles as of late, had seen him become something of a substitute via web-based media, where he was consistently exposed to online maltreatment on stages like Twitter and Facebook. 

Talking after the match, lead trainer Stuart Baxter conceded that there is little he can do to shield his players from remarks made on the web and that he and his players need to foster a toughness to manage it. 

"I can't protect players from online media," Baxter said. "What you can do is attempt and banner up for them on the legitimacy. 

"In our reality, I wouldn't try to reprimand a mind specialist via web-based media since I think nothing about it except for via online media today, individuals are allowed to offer their viewpoints if they are qualified and that tidal wave then, at that point, creates. 

"I'm certain Bernard has encountered it, I've unquestionably experienced it, and [Glasgow Rangers coach] Steven Gerrard was discussing it a few days ago. 

"What you can do is, you can trust that individuals can manage this is on the grounds that we wanted to work and manage what's going on now, not what web-based media is saying for sure they have said to make him a substitute. 

"You can just set him up for that, you can't protect him except if he has no online media like me. Then, at that point, it's just what individuals tell you and individuals are regularly ready to let you know that you're being butchered on friendly media..."

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