Athletes on social media can either respond to trolls or completely ignore them. If they choose to respond, it's in their best interest to keep it clean.
Former Creighton star Doug McDermott was the target of one Twitter troll on Monday night. After the fan sent a few insults the basketball player's way, McDermott kept his response short and sweet:
The response actually pleased the troll:
@dougmcd3 YOU MADE ME FAMOUS I LOVE I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU. YOH ARE THE BASKETBALL GID— Grant Fitch (@GranttFitch) April 22, 2014
@dougmcd3 BASKETBALL GOD— Grant Fitch (@GranttFitch) April 22, 2014
McDermott's "diss" was apparently nothing new to the fan:
To everyone else it seems like I got roasted but it's actually a normal thing when someone calls me that— Grant Fitch (@GranttFitch) April 22, 2014
At the end of the day, McDermott had a little fun with a troll without crossing the line. Excellent job.