The one thing most people get confused about when it comes to the Staunton era – and in particular when the side were booed off after the home draw against Cyprus – was that the majority of this anger was rooted in fans being tired of being taken for a ride by the yokels in the FAI. Hiring the Stan and Bobby show and pretending they had had a ‘world class’ team instead the more truthful ‘cheapest option we could find’ pissed off the nation and well it should.
Saturday was not a great showing by the side but booing McShane because he’s shite is hardly fair. Shout at him during the game, fuckin blog about him after if you feel the need but booing this time around was uncalled for.
The sad fact of the matter is that the people who did most of the booing were most likely the same fuckwits who tried to start Mexican waves throughout the many lulls of the game. And people who start the whole wave rubbish generally know as much about football as a deaf hedgehog, and the same goes for people who boo everything that displeases them rather than saving that displeasure for times when it’s actually warranted.
“People,” as Jerry Seinfeld said, “they are the worst”.