Sergio Busquets is no mama’s boy. You know that cause he’s been a badass during a Champions League final. I mean, I’m sure he loves his mom, but I don’t think he runs crying to him whenever something bad happens or there’s some criticism of him. He’s not like me, after all. But I’m sure he understand the power of the silbato, the whistle from the stands that Spaniards seem to have perfected.
One trip to the Bernabeu will convince you anyone born on the Iberian Peninsula is born with a whistle in their throat that they can go to town on whenever they want. And they always want to when someone makes mistakes in matches. What Busi understands, perhaps better than we’d like to admit, is that you can’t deride your own player for making a few mistakes. I know he was purchased for way too much money, but I concur with Busi on the idea that whistling at Chygrynskiy whenever he touched the ball after his absurd foul on Diego Capel (regardless of your thoughts on whether it was in or out of the box, it was absurd) and his generally lackluster play throughout the Sevilla match on Tuesday.
I’m a fan of the club, first and foremost, so, like Busi, I agree that socios like myself should make up their own minds about this, but if you’re going to whistle at a player like Chygrynskiy because someone else thought he was worth 25million euros, you’re going to get a stinker on your hands. He’s not going to recover from that mistake, at least not until the next match. And that’s not being much of a fan, if you ask me. Let him have it amongst friends or via the internet (like at our site!), but when you whistle at someone actually on the field, you whistle at the team, a unit comprised of many aspects of the team. But yeah, I’m of the opinion that one should go to matches to cheer for one’s team and boo the living daylights out of the opposing team.
Whistle at the ref, at the opposing coach, at opposing fans, at the freakin’ Boise State marching band, but why at your own player when you’re in the stands? It’s not about respect or a player’s feelings, it’s about love of the team. I want all of our players to succeed, especially the ones that cost €25m. Should we have whistled Abidal’s somewhat poor performances 2 years ago and set him on a course like that of Hleb? I don’t think so. When you pick up your match ticket, it should be hexed by Hermione Granger to remove the whistle from your throat. Pick up a vuvuzela or something instead, homes.