Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has spoken out against the really rather vile reception Aaron Ramsey received in Stoke on Sunday afternoon, chiefly for having the temerity to have his leg broken in two places at the Britannia once upon time in 2010.
Stoke fans chanted in merry unison “He walks with a limp” in reference to the broken leg Ramsey suffered almost six years ago when Ryan Shawcross obliterated the Welshman’s tib and fib with an over-zealous lunge.
The Arsenal fans countered with “He’s won more than you”, but it was soon drowned out by a chorus of boos – the midfielder paying the price for making a point of choosing not to accept Shawcross’s apology after the incident.
Speaking after the game, Arsene Wenger condemned the frankly disgusting chants while attempting to remain as diplomatic as possible:
I shut my ears; it’s the best way to deal with it.
I don’t know what else to do about it, I have no influence on it… and I don’t know what generally you should do about it.
I think that when people get together sometimes they forget their individual responsibility.
Maybe when they get home and watch it on television they are less proud.
Let’s bloody well hope so.