Patrick was always harshly judged by many people on these forums. I don't miss having to confront the lynching mob like I had to upon his return to the competition. I do not wish any of this to our current crop of skaters... but at the same time, if people are sympathetic to them, it may be because they are not seen as threats yet...Looking back at what happened at Skate Canada International 2021 reminds me of Patrick's sad memory of 4 years ago. On a bad day, he lost himself at home at Skate Canada 2017, which was the first time in seven years that Patrick fell off the podium at the Grand Prix Skate Canada and finished fourth overall. At the time, a lot of people criticized Patrick despite the fact that he had won all the major ISU titles. Looking back now, I feel it was not fair. At Skate Canada 2021, all three Canadian male skaters had a very bad day and even ranked lower than Patrick of 4 years ago, but no one criticized them as hard as they did with Patrick. I've even seen somewhere, a Roman fan ready to jump in and mocking any mistake in any of Patrick's performances in the past. But when questioned back about Roman's poor performances while he himself arrived at Skate Canada 2021 as the defending national champion, they asked for sympathy just because "he is young, he is the complete package but just needs time".