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Unhappy 'Arry Slates Abuse

Unhappy 'Arry Slates Abuse

Poor old 'Arry. His team might be winning but his reputation once again has been dragged through the mud.

The Portsmouth boss had a good old moan after the game saying managers should not have to put up with the abuse they get. I must admit, I mostly agree. The look of hatred and the contorted faces of some fans just amazes me. Without the opponents the games would be very one sided, so although we all have to show our passion, I'm not sure the ones that are just there to spread hate and bile are really adding anything to the game.

Harry Redknapp said in the Daily Mail online, about the abuse he got today,

'You've got people saying stuff behind you with little kids shouting filth. I didn't bring my kids up to talk like that. Do we have to keep standing there and accepting that? It didn't happen when I went with my dad to watch Arsenal play every Saturday. There was none of this sort on nonsense going on. Maybe I shouldn't get upset but I do. What hurts me the most is when I see someone going at it, when they have got their little son by their side. He can talk how he wants to me. But doing it in front of his lad and making filthy gestures just stinks. Maybe it is a reflection on society.'

Have to agree Arry, I'd still have you as England manager though! Only time abuse is justified is if it is directed at Robbie Savage, then obviously it is warranted !!! (Only trouble is, Robbie loves it, I am sure he gets more offended when he gets none!)

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday December 8 2007
Time: 5:33PM


Must admit I hate some of the tossers who go to the games. I like banter and passion, but some of the filth that is yelled at players, including our own, is just out of order.
The Fear
08/12/2007 17:37:00
although they usually get banned you see it on here too. I wonder what the General would say about it if asked. Thing is when you have blind fiath and a team comes along twice on the trot to disillusion you some fans can only resort to such to relieve themselves. Its sad and it should be condemned as I do
08/12/2007 17:52:00
If a manager or coach dosn`t want crowd abuse, he should sit up in the stands. Players and managers pitch side are there to be viewed and have to take the stick. Children also here and see fowl language on the pitch side, I`ve never hears a manager address that.
08/12/2007 18:37:00
I agree with 48 and Fear, I was down at VP for the first time in ages today (due to living in the South East.) But I get depressed with the lanaguage and filth. It's the Chavs I'm afraid.
08/12/2007 18:45:00
And a lot of those chavs are old enough to know better. I'd love to know how a lot of them can even afford to be there in the first place!
08/12/2007 19:01:00
I agree 110&! Some of the abuse managers and players take is absolutely despicable. But at the end of the day, what can you do really? Just get it right up them, to put it politely in Scotland.
08/12/2007 19:06:00
Without sounding like a grumpy old man it is a reflection on society, I have been three times this season to Vp with my kids and to Chelski once with my mate and his kid and have kept the urge to use foul language completely under control. You can be passionate without resorting to abusive and foul language.
08/12/2007 19:07:00
There is a daft campaign to kick racist abuse out at VP - when there isn't any - and no mention of the foul language which is too frequently used. OK it reflects society - so lets start a campaign against it anyway. Talking about campaigns, how about a fan campaign to kick out 12.45 kick offs. That is why the attendance was low. many kids play on Saturday mornings and cannot get to these games. So if the FA really want to inspire the grass roots of the game make sure they are played when people can get here.
08/12/2007 19:22:00
Agreed, it is a sad reflection of society and a sign of the times unfortunately. I would go as far to say if anyone is caught in the act, then they should be banned for life from any ground, not just V.P. These kids who witness this from their so called parents/peers, are being manufactured into mini models! Very sad.
08/12/2007 19:36:00
Loved it when the photographers tried to take his picture before the kick off in front of the dug out and he turned his back!
08/12/2007 19:56:00
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