Winter Olympics: Fans torch broadcast approach to Mikaela Shiffrin loss

Fan favorite and Olympic champion, Mikaela Shiffrin, faltered in her second straight race on Wednesday in the Beijing games, and was clearly disappointed, skiing to the side of the course and sitting down for several minutes devastated by her performance.

And NBC coverage captured the experience with the commentators emphasizing the scene.

This lead to social media erupting in support for Shiffrin, and blasting the network for their approach, which many believe is the main cause for mental health problems among high profile athletes today.

In recent months, stars like Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles have withdrawn from major events, citing strain to their mental health.

You can read some of the tweets below. Shiffrin was trending at the top of Twitter Tuesday night after the race.

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