Twitter Trolled Jonathan Dos Santos For Wearing A ‘Sports Bra’ But There’s A Very Techy And Smart Reason Why He Wears One
In the final match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, Mexico’s Jonathan dos Santos made the only and winning goal against the U.S. scoring in the 73rd minute to give Mexico a 1-0 lead over in Sunday’s Gold Cup Final. Twitter was in an uproar but over what Dos Santos… was wearing.
After he scored, Dos Santos raced on the field in a victory lap that included lifting his shirt up to his chin. Underneath, we all saw his famous six-pack and what looked to be a sports bra. Of course, Twitter users have questions and are taking to the Internet for answers.
The first phase of questioning was total disbelief.
The vast majority of folks talking about Dos Santos’ sports bra are just straight up asking, “Did I really just see that?” We’re here to tell you that is exactamente what you saw.
Some beautiful humans made sure to clarify that this is a no-judgment question.
There are certainly some far more judgmental Twitter users asking the same question with all kinds of sexist and homophobic undertones but these avid soccer fans just wanted to understand what Dos Santos was wearing.
Others took the image at face value and were just genuinely pleased at how relatable his wardrobe is.
We have yet to spot a single male who exhibited this kind of judgment-free reaction to the idea that Dos Santos was actually wearing a sports bra. Meanwhile, women are excited to see an elite athlete be a little bit more relatable on international television.
The next phase was all about offering proof.
Yup. “Dude is wearing a sports bra
#dossantos #GoldCup2019,” writes @Midlo_RamFan. Another fan wanted to point out that he actually asked this question weeks ago when he first spotted the sports bra, and referred to his own tweet as proof that he saw it first.
Then came the questions. All the questions.
The first question was whether Dos Santos was making a fashion statement. Another question was whether he was wearing a sports bra to honor sports’ heroes? Twitter user @_renesilva_ poised the theory, “When Dos Santos showed the world he was wearing a sports bra, during his goal celebration I was thinking it was to pay respect to San Jose Legend Brandi Chastain.”
Another valid question: Do athletes have man boobs?
We’re not doctors and can’t say for sure. But, yeah, no, Dos Santos definitely is not using a sports bra to support his man boobs.
Does Dos Santos experience nipple chafing?
Look, it’s a guarantee that us Latinx Internet nerds have no idea what it’s like to run around in a sweaty shirt for 10 hours cada día. Would we believe it? Absolutely.
But apparently, the ‘sports bra’ is actually a tracking device!
According to Gear Patrol, the bras contain highly accurate heart rate monitors and GPS trackers. It gives coaches and trainers “access to data that they previously couldn’t have dreamed of, including speed, distance covered and overall wear and tear on the athlete.”
The folks who already knew that just got to sit back and laugh at the Internet in motion.
Compared to commercial trackers, these trackers are able to capture 10 times the amount of data per second. It’s mostly used to limit athletes to prevent injuries. If they see they’re running too fast too early on in training, trainers can tell them to slow down.
Now, the rest of the world gets to judge these Twitter users on how naive they/we are to elite athlete technological advancements.
Yes, America is obsessed with body image and gender roles and the rest of the world knows it. It’s pretty clear to see how women reacted versus men to the idea that the archetype of manliness might be wearing a sports bra. Apparently, Dos Santos and other elite athletes are less concerned with gender roles and more concerned with doing their job.
While Mexico won the Gold Cup, we think technology — and Dos Santos — deserve their own trophy. 👏🏼👏🏼
Bravo. You got us all talking and thinking about men wearing sports bras, dragged all the sexist trolls out on the Internet, and are keeping athletes safe. Technology, you win. Nipple chafing, you lose.