They say love is blind. Never has there been a truer word spoken when it comes to football fans.
Just look at the examples from the past 12 months, with the backing of Luis Suarez and John Terry by nobody but their own supporters. All logic goes out of the window when you are defending your own player from criticism – especially that which has been directed from opposition or that journalist who seems to always be digging at your club.
A defensive football fan can be compared to Eastenders’ very own Peggy Mitchell. Peggy was ‘that mum’ who would protect her boys Phil and Grant, no matter what they did. Theft? Adultery? Murder? “Nope, not my boys,” Peggy would say.
With the above in mind, it baffles me how such a talented individual as Anderson can receive as much criticism as he does, on such a regular basis, from his own fans. Signed from Porto in July 2007 for a fee reported to be £20m, Anderson joined United with expectation on his shoulders. (More …)