Yes. In my opinion they’re equally bad, just on opposite ends of the same spectrum. I mean think about it: you’re a mature person who has no issues losing a game, but your opponent trash talks and calls you out for every thing they did right in the game that you got you beat; even a reasoned and calm player is likelier than not gonna tell the other person to go fuck themselves. (Of course one could argue that this is a long term strategy in and of itself.)
Actually . . . maybe they’re not even on opposite sides of the spectrum . . . maybe it’s two sides to the same coin. The player that’s gonna flip his lid when he loses is also going to trash talk and call you out for getting beat. Either way it’s ridiculous, I mean it was so common growing up I never really thought about it, but when we’re talking about people who are recognized by the Feds as ‘adults’ it really seems antithetical to the better 'cause of being good at a game. That attitude will ultimately ostracize and leave you with no worth while competition. I’ve played board games like Settler’s of Catan (!!) with people where eventually a bunch of us just straight up stopped inviting certain people 'cause their attitude is so utterly atrocious. It’s like: go play your single player masturbatory video game and stay the hell out of our good time. Fucking POG’s, we’re playing Settlers. of. Fucking Catan. How the hell are you getting livid over this silly game? I mean there’s strategy, sure. But so much of the game is left to chance and whatever is left over in terms of board real estate that there’s zero reason to get pissed or feel cheated.