Watching the footie on the tele tonight I was struck by 2 strange ways of supporters showing their support to their team.
First: when a Man United player was sent off the crowd applauded as he left the field. How can they possibly support someone who created such pressure for his team? And it was United supporters showing support, not the opposition showing relief or having a laugh.
A little later, when ManU were winning on the night, yet losing overall, the crowd offered no sign of support, no encouragement and certainly no “extra man” to lift the team. The ground was almost silent. In times of adversity the support evaporated.
Strange behaviour indeed. Never seen anything like it at a rugby match.