Athletes have a big influence on young children to older adults. One they are also looked at as role models. When an athlete does a good deed he is recognized for it but he is also criticized by any bad choices they have made. When an athlete becomes a professional he is also a role model for everyone else especially young adults that want to become professional athletes. They are expected to act in a professional manner and a person that can relate to other people by showing discipline.
Athletes are seen all over the place, we see them in commercials, on television shows, we read about them in magazines, and we watch them on national television all the time. With all of that exposure all eyes are on them. Giving the youth a look at what they can be with hard work and determination. When an athlete supports a group or organization they are helping people see what a good person they are and also showing children how they give back to society. This is a good influence on everyone who sees them as a role model because it shows they care for other people in our society.
One example of a bad judgment by an athlete is Ron Arrtest now known as Metta World Peace his name sounds humble but even he has bad judgment sometimes. His last incedent was an elbow to an opposing player during a game. By doing that he is showing no control over himself while playing basketball. Jackie Robinson for example broke the color barrier in baseball, and gave new hope to black athletes everywhere. Children act like their favorite players when they are playing sports, and mimic their moves and attitudes. Sports are a big part of our society because they bring people from all over the world together. Many players from the Dodger were angry because Robinson was going to play baseball because he was black so an outfielder named Dixie Walker started a petition to stop Robinson from playing. When short stop Pee Wee Reese said no to signing the petition the petition died....