After hearing the ‘half time dissatisfaction’ from some sections of the Stamford Bridge crowd after a dismal first 45 minutes performance against West Brom, it got me thinking about why supporters feel the need to ‘Boo’ when things are not going as planned!?
Personally, I could never boo any player that wears the Chelsea shirt and, as much as I understand frustration creeping in to those watching, I was surprised to hear that most of the ‘booing’ was coming from season hardened supporters that attend week in, week out!
All I would say is ‘WHY?’
It doesn’t achieve anything positive, in fact, more could be said of the negative affect it has. Not only on the team but the media pick up on and all of sudden, we see headlines like “Spoilt Chelsea Supporters Boo Their Own Team!”.
Andre Villas-Boas himself said in a post game statement:
“Our public wants us to be champions and we are listening to their demands but we need their support all the time.
‘Everybody must get involved and you must feel the presence of the public in a supporting way, not that they weren’t, but you need full support, a good environment, good commitment from the public and good empathy”
So, all I would say is, why not get behind the team (YOUR team!) and show a bit of support when things get tough, afterall, there is only another 36 league games to go!
You never know, we might actually win something this season, that would make a change eh!
“Win or Lose – Up the Blues”