I don't blame him. I'm not going to act like I am some superior to him - it's his life and he can do what he wants with it. I'm also not going to pretend that I would act "professional" after getting as close as you can be to achieving the goal you have spent the better part of your life striving for, only to fall short. It's devastating.
Also, stop throwing around a "role model" to kids as some reasoning that he should act differently. Just because some people place others on a pedestal and worship them, doesn't mean that they have any sort of standard to live up to. That is your problem if you are worshiping people. Everyone has flaws. You can't just decide that people don't just because you idolize them. Look no further than Bill Cosby for a great example.
I've been in a similar situation.
Losing a state title in the final seconds in my senior year.
I talked to every reporter who fielded questions.
And I wasn't even getting paid to do so.
And I was only an 18 year old who just had the worst loss of his career in the biggest moment of his career.
Like I said. He needs to grow up.
Can't showboat when you win and act like that when you lose.
Also don't act like you know me.