stop!!! trying to!!! paint ushijima as some horrible person!! stop making him out to be the bad guy!!!
he’s literally a really nice (albeit blunt) young man who cares deeply for his team and strives to impress his dad. he takes pride in his school and in his team and would legitimately do anything for them.
ushijima is blunt and to the point. he doesn’t understand social cues. he doesn’t comprehend certain things you should and shouldn’t say and the most important thing: he just. doesn’t know how to phrase things right and it makes him sound rude to some people
“you went down the wrong path.”
that sentence is not insulting oikawa or anything abt him; it’s expressing that ushijima is frustrated over the fact that oikawa hurt himself so badly and was in so much suffering to do better, when shiratorizawa was the place ushijima feels oikawa would get the most out of. he’s frustrated that it lead to oikawa fucking his knee up so badly.
his thought process was basically like “if you had just come with me you could of gotten stronger without getting such an injury,” because ushijima hates to see oikawa suffering. coming to shiratorizawa was what ushijima thought was the best for oikawa and where he would thrive from. he’s literally not insulting anything or anyone.
he’s not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings and he wants to drive his point across but he just doesn’t know how. he’s not being mean.
stop putting oikawa on a pedestal to shoot ushijima down. oikawa has plenty of good traits and plenty of bad ones and trying to throw ushijima under the bus to make oikawa (and iwaoi in particular) seem better is just annoying. oikawa is a really good, sweet, hardworking, driven boy and you can see and we can appreciate him without all that bullshit.
just fucking stop and leave the kid alone he just wants to play volleyball it’s not like hes the antichrist