Athletes often have routines and habits outside of their profession.
Instagram model Raquel Reitx, with over 500,000 followers, has noticed a common trend among athletes who slide into her direct messages – they all send the fire emoji. Raquel believes that athletes may have agreed on this approach, as they all do the same thing without reacting to her Instagram stories.
“I reckon that in the dressing rooms, they have openly agreed how to do it. They all do the same thing,” Raquel said during a recent podcast appearance, via Outkick. “They send a ‘fire’ emoji, but they don’t react to the story.”
If she doesn’t respond to the emoji, the athletes simply delete their message.
“They send it. If you don’t answer them, they delete it. Always the same.”
Instagram models have been open about athletes reaching out to them, even if they are in relationships or married. Some models don’t mind and still engage with the athletes. Notably, Chicago White Sox player Tim Anderson faced scandal when his mistress revealed their affair, while his wife chose to stay.
New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson also faced exposure when adult star Moriah Mills shared details of their sexual relationship, despite him having a girlfriend who later became pregnant.
Ultimately, men should consider alternative ways of meeting women to avoid the risk of public exposure through direct messages.