Sunday, 13 October 2019

Jeers and cheers - an odd outing for Steven Gerrard




Ok, it was only a charity match and the booing was only pantomime, we think, but did Rangers supporters really have to boo our manager yesterday?

We loved him back in his playing gear gracing our stadium – Steven Gerrard is one of the greatest players of all time, and certainly one of the best of his generation. He had never before played a match of football on the Hallowed Turf in Govan, so seeing our manager strutting his stuff was a privilege for a huge turnout of fans.

And they booed him in the Liverpool shirt! We can’t help feeling he may have just felt slightly disappointed at this, given none of his Liverpool team mates got the same treatment.

Yes, it was ‘good natured’ but no matter the occasion, no matter how little rests on it, being booed even slightly in jest while giving your time for a good cause seems a bit off to us.

Jamie Carragher similarly gave his time to play at Man City for Vincent Kompany’s testimonial, all proceeds going to a homeless charity, and while Carra might not be Britain’s most popular man, did he really deserve to be booed either?

And Gerrard yesterday couldn’t have been over the moon at being jeered by the home fans. He laughed it off and said he ‘thought’ they’d booed him, and made no big deal of it, but it wasn’t something we felt was fair.

Of course, it was a gloriously different story when he turned out in the blue on 80 minutes, getting a huge ovation and roar thereafter, easily the biggest cheer of the day, so at least that adulation will hopefully have made up for it.

But could we maybe have canned the booing for this one!

8 comments:

  1. Gerrard was a class act. He could easily play in the SPFL if he was fit. And Alex Rae looked good too.

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  2. ......... really? 😂. I thought it was Halloween season not April fools. Total non-story, it was a laugh.

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  3. Have you had a Humour By-Pass recently IN. You didn't go to the same surgeon as Stevie Clarke did you, hope the surgical equipment has been sterilised

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  4. Really? writing a piece on a bit of pantomime fun? Come on go and enjoy your Sunday

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  5. ... At one point in the first half he even joined in on what was a windup, a bit of a laugh... I THOUGHT everyone had taken it the way it was obviously meant... A bit of banter.

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  6. I don't know why he couldn't have become player/manager, what a leader on the pitch!

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  7. It was meant as a royal joke obviously but you can't help wondering if he thought wtf are they booing me for when I'm their manafer but hopefully he did see the funny side and doesn't think 'screw them' I doubt it tbh but you never know. He should be treated with a level of adulation for doing and being what he has andone is for the team. In saying that it's also a bit frustrating knowing that anyone at our club will for definite be off if a certain club comes isn't cause they don't support us or think we are big enough for them.that normally just applies to players for me though that want to play elsewhere when they are at applies massive club already. It's just how it is I suppose and if we were in the epl we would be the most sought after club on the planet not doubt.

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