Telling investors not to worry may have unintended consequences, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Tuesday.
"I was speaking to someone in sports. A guy told me listen, 'don't worry about the defense.' I said, 'oh, was I supposed to be worried?'" Cramer said on "Squawk on the Street."
Cramer's analogy was referring to a note that Deutsche Bank co-CEO John Cryan wrote Tuesday to reassure investors and staff on the bank's stability, saying that the lender remained "absolutely rock-solid" and that he did not share the market's concern over the adequacy of its balance sheet.