Being a professional athlete can be a hard job. Sure, it looks all glamours and stuff, and a lot of it is, but it’s not always easy.
The non easy part: having a camera shoved in your face after a long intense battle on the track. Sometimes you say things in the heat of the moment that you later regret.
Following the 250SX main event in Seattle, points leader Christian Craig admitted on the podium that he was “sour” about the pass Michael Mosiman put on him for the lead, which sent Craig to the ground. Craig would rebound to take second overall behind Hunter Lawrence. Mosiman finished third.
“I’m not going to lie, I’m sour about how that all went,” said Craig on the podium. “I did what I did. I started out front, and yeah, Michael was a little faster in the beginning. That’s three times now that I get cleaned out and I’m sour. I was able to once again salvage, get up and put a charge on to second. It is what it is. It’s racing. That’s aggressive racing but we’ll just trying to take this break and these two weeks and come back swinging for the East-West Showdown.”
As always, I don’t weigh in on this stuff, but you can watch it here:
Well, after some time to reflect, Craig went on social today to explain that he doesn’t have a problem with the pass, but that “sometimes you overreact when the adrenaline and emotions are still high.”
“I’m perfectly fine with with the 29’s pass. I have no problem with aggressive racing. When you have to do an interview right after a race, sometimes you overreact when the adrenaline and emotions are still high. That’s all [heart emoji]”
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