So now we all know that some of Jack Wilshere’s family are NOT Arsenal fans, in fact some of them support Tottenham! We may never have found this out if the FA had not charged our young terrier with bringing the game into disrepute for singing some bawdy anti-Spurs chants during the FA Cup-Winning Parade.
The charge sheet from the FA mentions his “conduct in making and/or inciting certain comments during the club’s open bus trophy tour was improper and/or brought the game into disrepute”, but I’m not sure that it merits such a strong wording. Yes he did swear in public, yes he did insult another team in public, but then so do thousands of football fans every single day!
Jack, too, seemed surprised by the FA’s decision. “I was a little (disappointed with the charge), but you know that is something the FA are dealing with and my club are dealing with so what will be, will be,” Wilshere said.
“I have always had that bond with the Arsenal fans since I was young because I came through the club. I grew up at Arsenal and I love the fans but, believe it or not, I have actually got family who are Tottenham fans so it’s nothing personal against them, it was just a bit of fun.”
Jack has already issued an apology via his twitter account, and I am sure the club has also giving him a ticking off in private, but does it really merit a disrepute charge from the FA?
What are they going to issue him as punishment? A day in the stocks outside White Hart Lane, perhaps?