Well fans reading reports in several papers were bewildered at the bizarre notion of Scottish supporters taunting a Scottish player about not playing for
No one would dispute James McCarthy is well within his rights to play for
If Jim O'Brien or Brian McLean were to be on the receiving end for similar decisions, neither they nor Motherwell fans would be particularly offended.
Maybe the reporters were genuinely upset by what they say happened at
Football, even in its modern form, exists because of paying punters. At times they are rough and coarse, but they remain the life blood of the game. Perhaps, from their view at the back the stand with complimentary tickets and freebie refreshments they would do well to remember that rather than insult the people who effectively keep then in work.