Some Arsenal fans are asking what’s the difference with wrongly bullying/abusing someone compared to their freedom of speech to be critical. To me it’s very clear, you can say you believe Xhaka is not good enough, but once you start using language and being personal you cross the line. It’s also cowardly, as the minority of fans who abused our players do this do so knowing the players can’t do anything back because of their celebrity.
Hence look how everyone has reacted to Xakha simply swearing back at being sworn at. That to me is the bigger story, fans sense of entitlement that they can say/do what they want but how dare someone speak back to them.
Below is an example of the fanbase we are in danger of becoming. Only by saying it’s wrong can we educate that next generation that it is not okay to behave this way.
The following clips should answer the question what is going too far?
Aubameyang this week..
I wonder if this will make some Gooners think twice?
It’s easy to be critical of Xakha as he’s always been one of the main scapegoats. But what if it’s everyone’s golden boy Auba, the man who has struck up a great bromance with Lacca and is some gooners choice to be our next captain? Does he deserve abuse, especially the amount of times he stops to give fans pictures and autographs?
By the way it won’t surprise me if the Gunners security advise the players to keep their windows down at traffic lights as this is becoming too common..
The minority ruin it for the majority, I guess….
Xhaka again – Jan 2019 while signing autographs….
Maybe an example of how long Xakha has had to tolerate this abuse and why his temper finally boiled over? Again, he’s going out his way here to stop for pictures and autographs and this is what he gets ….
Granit Zhaka – Angry confrontation with fans…
Chamakh and Nasri – Jan 2013
Chamakh decided to invite Nasri to be his guest one evening at the Emirates Stadium. Maybe it was not the best idea, and nor was it to decide to take the short walk with the public, but the Arsenal fans reaction was disgusting. When Nasri started to get abuse, the Moroccan, like most, would try to stick up for his friend.
Emmanual Eboue – December 2008
The closest example to what happened Sunday. Eboue came on against Wigan but kept giving the ball away. Such was the fan’s reaction Mr Wenger felt obliged to sub the sub.
The commentary says it all….
I wonder what Mr Wenger’s answer would be when Arsenal fans abused our players? Is this the perfect solution…
Makes us proud to be Arsenal fans, doesn’t it……