Being a Liverpool fan is not easy, nor has it been for the last several years. With the constant backfiring of any and all title campaigns, some of which were really close under Rafa Benitez and Luis Suarez (I was going to say Brendan Rodgers, but it was Luis’s efforts that got Liverpool anywhere near title contention), it’s getting pretty hard to endure the constant mocking of other fans. Well, maybe not so much for me, but if you happen to be an English supporter of Liverpool I guess it’s a bit harder.
And while scrolling through some social media posts on the official Facebook page, I happened to run into a bunch of people calling ANYONE who had anything bad to say about the team “plastic fans”. Listen up you entitled annoying little brats, there is NOTHING plastic about calling a management team out for their less than stellar decisions. And yeah, some people just love to bitch all the time, but other complaints from so called plastic fans were valid (and I mean REALLY valid complaints, with regards to defenders and so on).
I hate the idea of blindly supporting a team. I don’t support the idea of abandoning said support after 2 or so defeats, but continually picking on fans who raise legitimate concerns with regards to a team’s evolution does not do any good. And them raising concerns does not make them plastic fans. How in the world can you expect a team to evolve if they keep doing the same thing over and over again? You know about that whole definition of madness, right?
And I can’t help but have the feeling that most of the people commenting about how some fans are plastic fans because of the fact that they complain about how a team is managed are the biggest of hypocrites. Why do I say this? Because I can almost guarantee that at some point in their life they have complained about their bosses. In other words, it’s ok for them to complain about their bosses, but it’s not ok for other people to complain about a management team that, let’s face it, impacts people in so little way it shouldn’t even matter if you bitch about them or not.
You know why people are annoyed with Liverpool? It’s not because they want them to constantly win, nor is it just because said team has not won the Premier League in almost 3 decades. They are annoyed because the decisions and transfers being made are not helping the team fix its weaknesses, one of which at the moment is the defense. The stubborness of the managerial team is what annoys the fans. And once again, this does not make them “plastic fans” and you blindly following the team does not make you a better supporter. It does make you look like you are living in denial though…