A lot has been made of the booing that Ashley Cole received from England fans on Saturday, especially from the pampered stars like Rio Ferdinand. He believes that fans should be ashamed of themselves and that they are ignorant. That statement is rich coming from a man who "forgot" he was selected to take a drug test and was banned for eight months.
What players like Ferdinand forget is that fans have every right to voice their opinion. They pay huge amounts of money to go and see football matches so I think that they have every right to voice an opinion and if the players don't like it then tough.
Players earn fortunes and are lucky that they play football for a living, its the most perfect job in the world. They know that booing is part and parcel of the game and should just accept it. At least it was only booing and it wasn't the racist chanting heard in Croatia. It puts the situation into perspective when you compare booing and racist chants.
People will think that I'm only defending the taunts on Ashley Cole because I can't forgive his move to Chelsea. Of course his move and how it developed still rankles with me but that is not the reason for writing this, I think that fans pay enough money to boo and cheer as much as they want.
Players love the adulation from fans but when it gets tough they begin to cry. They should just deal with it and get on with it. They can't have it all their own way. Unless they want to start paying for the fans to watch then I suggest the players just shut up and play football, which is what they are payed to do.
Keep it Goonerish...............