Portsmouth and England defender Sol Campbell recently launched a campaign to get action taken over fans comments to players during matches. Now Jamie Carragher, a Liverpool player, is in the news because he retaliated verbally at some fans after the Luton versus Liverpool match on Sunday. It is alleged that Carragher was provoked because fans swore at him and threw some beer at him.
Whilst I cannot condone the actions of the fans, which was disgraceful and gives all football fans a bad name, I am somewhat bemused at footballers who dish it out, but seem unable to take it back. Just minutes before the end of the Luton game, a decision was taken, quite rightly as the TV replays showed, against Liverpool, the camera then zoomed in on Jamie Carragher and he could be seen to shout directly at the referee "You f*cking tw*t !"
Sol Campbell was right the abuse from fans is out of order, but the fans pay to see the footballers, and if the footballers do it, can footballers then moan about the fans ?