I received this e-mail from Adam Brown from the site http://www.contacttheplayers.com. For me it’s kind of sad that fans do pay to insult a player. Even if I’m not a Chelsea fan and I’m surely not satisfied with John Terry’s behaviour, I wouldn’t even think of doing something like that. The last weeks were enough hard and embarrassing for him even without actions like this. How sad those people life must be, if they waste their time to abuse others?
In an age when fans think that when they hand over £30 for their ticket, they have bought the right to boo their own players, it should probably com e as no surprise.
A website that allows fans to send fanmail messages direct to the players has revealed that, in the past week, fans sent over 160 abusive messages to John Terry. If it was a free service, you could perhaps understand, but each message cost the sender 25p!
“We don’t understand the abuse” said Adam Brown of contacttheplayers. com . “Our website was designed to make it easy for genuine fans to contact their favourite players. The price per message is deliberately low, less than the price of a stamp, but the fact that over a hundred ‘fans’ are willing to pay to send abusive messages beggars belief.”
“We have very stringent filters to ensure that abusive messages don’t get through to the players. Thankfully the majority of the messages were from supporters wishing him well, and telling him to concentrate on his football and the future, and it’s only these ones that will be sent out to Mr Terry.”
Fans are more vocal than ever before, not only on the terraces, where the Arsenal fans managed to reduce Eboue to tears, but also on the dedicated forums, fansites and blogging sites, so perhaps it should com e as no surprise, but to us it seems like fans taking their anger one step too far.