Presenter Terry Flewers has taken to Twitter to slam Manchester United starlet defender Brandon Williams for his recent comments on the fans.
The Red Devils have started to improve their form under new manager Erik ten Hag as they now sit fifth in the table, having won four of their first six games, conceding just eight goals in this time while six of them came in their first two games.
This upturn in form has come with the dropping of club captain Harry Maguire, who has not started since their opening two matches. While the defender has received a lot of criticism for his performance, his teammate Williams came to his defence during an interview with The Sportsman.
During the interview, he called the people who criticised Maguire a ‘little idiots’, which has now received backlash from Flewers who slammed Williams and stated the ‘little idiots’ are fans that pay to watch them play and helped the players reach the privileged life they live.
Flewers tweeted: “Brandon, the “little idiots” you speak of are the people that pay your wages & have helped you achieved a very wealthy and privileged life. Without fans there is NO MONEY in football, have some respect.”
Brandon, the “little idiots” you speak of are the people that pay your wages & have helped you achieved a very wealthy and privileged life. Without fans their is NO MONEY in football, have some respect. pic.twitter.com/wfIiwX7kPt
— Terry Flewers (@terryflewers) September 22, 2022
TIF Thoughts on Flewers comments…
While it is understandable for Williams to defend his teammate and captain, this comment feels short-sighted and not very well thought through. There are always trolls on social media who will write hurtful messages, but these are not the only people who have criticised Maguire over the last couple of seasons.
Is Williams right in his criticism?
These fans pay a lot of money to see these players play week in, and week out and if they feel they are not playing to their best ability and not representing the club in the correct manner, they have every right to voice their opinion, but they should remain respectful.
Williams is yet to make an appearance in any competitions for United so far this season and while he is entitled to his opinion and it is commendable he would stick up for his teammates, he needs to focus on training and breaking into the first team. Rather than slamming fans who use their hard-earned money to watch him play football.