You realize what you just said, right? An average Joe at an arcade tournament is more detrimental to influences on a child/society than a pro athlete. Thousands of people look up to pro athletes and in some cases are even seen as father type figures and now we are trying to say that me hitting a lock down bar in an arcade is more influential to a young mind than their hero on the field having a meltdown.
Shoot, I would argue that what the player doing in the dug out is worse than someone throwing their bat down or arguing with an umpire after a bad call. At least those acts are part of the play in the heat of the moment (reactionary vs orchestrated).
And further more. You are 100% right, they are not paying to watch me play which is even more justification to me that they should mind their own business then. I’m not their parent or their father figure. I’m some random dude in an arcade or a tournament. We are however paying pro athletes to play their sport so it is now their JOB and as such we should then hold them to a higher standard.