After losing Britains Got Talent this past Saturday (May 30), Boyle lashed out backstage by verbally bashing the show, crying, and throwing water on a crew member.
She has since been admitted to a mental health clinic and though her meltdown seems unsportsmanlike, its not.
Dan Doyle of the Institute for International Sport says Boyles behavior was provoked by the pressures of fame and doesnt blame her for putting on a sour face after the loss.
He says Boyle wasnt consciously being a bad sport during her outburst and just needs practice in the art of losing gracefully.
Doyle says sportsmanship takes a lifetime to master and requires practice.
Upon losing, its best to take your mind to a positive state and think of all of the admirable things youve done rather than the loss.
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