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Lack Of Respect From Fans. What Is With That?

Lack Of Respect From Fans.  What Is With That?

This article will probably go down like the proverbial... errr, something that goes down badly... ahem...

We talk about respect for the #19th minute quite rightly, loving it when away fans join in the clapping and when on the road we sing to those who don`t join in (and to be fair, a good few are probably in ignorance of what we are doing and why, otherwise they would clap) 'no respect my Lord`

However as two tweets from yesterday`s game show, respect is a two way thing?

Tom Ross ‏@thegoalzone
Well done to Baggies fans for joining in with Villa fans on 19mins for applause for Petrov

A baggies fan then tweeted:

@thegoalzone I'd like to congratulate villa fans on being morons for cheering Chris Brunts obvious injury. Shame class didn't work both ways

Can`t argue with that really. When did we start cheering injuries as I must have missed the memo? And then instead of the usual clap as an injured players leaves the field of play, he was getting red card esque cheerio waves.

Has respect gone now? It bloody well shouldn`t have, surely we can, as a fan base, do better than that? Bad enough the constant songs about a team who aren`t even in our league (in more ways than one) but you don`t cheer a player being injured? WTF?

Ramble over, just found it off and most surprising, we`ve usually more humour and grace.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday October 1 2012
Time: 2:40PM


The "majority" don`t do it,but you will never eradicate this sort of thing. Like it or not,it`s what some supporters do.Anything to ridicule ,take the ***** and generally annoy and antagonise the opposition.
01/10/2012 14:49:00
just looked classless. Agree the majority don't, but there were a fair few yesterday with the waving (which I love when a player is sent off, but not injured ffs!)
The Fear
01/10/2012 14:51:00
Hmmmm. Recall the death march being sung and chant's of he's going home in a f@@@@@ ambulance in the good old days! A little booing seems mild in comparison but I wouldn't personally do it. Even though I have a totally irrational dislike of Chris Brunt.
Cheshire Villan
01/10/2012 14:57:00
Yeah thats poor.. really bad taste. absolutely no need for it at all.
01/10/2012 15:00:00
I'm 110% (a la Wayne) behind you on this. If we fans don't keep our chants focused on 'football' issues i becomes an arms race, with each set of fans trying to out-do the other in ever more degrading chants. You only have to look at Liverpool/Man U crowds to see what it can develop into, with certain sections of fans crowing about the Munich air disaster and Hillsborough. The answer is for our own fans to stick to what is decent banter and keep off the rest - no matter what the opposition do. As an important fan grouping, perhaps we should apologise to Vital Baggies, pointing out that it is only the morons, and that they do attach themselves to every club.
01/10/2012 15:01:00
Having said that there is quite a difference in Petrov's life threatening situation compared to a player picking up an injury in a match.. To compare the two is also completely wrong in my opinion
01/10/2012 15:02:00
There was waving at Chris Brunt but it's not like he was going off on a stretcher with a broken leg, it was clearly a pulled hamstring. I would rather this didn't occur but talk of apologies is a tad dramatic.
01/10/2012 15:09:00
a twisted ankle or Luekameia.... can you even compare them????
01/10/2012 15:13:00
As for bringing Hillsborough and Munich into the debate, that is absolutely ridiculous.
01/10/2012 15:17:00
I did cringe a little when the cheers erupted for Brunt going down. Thought that was quite unusual for our lot...
01/10/2012 15:29:00
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