I’ve been on both ends of this. I’ve watched my beloved team lose a game because of a silly error, and I have also committed that stupid mistake. Oops.
It’s difficult as a footy fan. You want to support your team and get behind the players, but sometimes you’re far too emotionally involved and rash to get on a players back when they make a mistake. I know I’ve been guilty of it.
So after watching the following video, I’ve got so much respect for these Stuttgart fans.
The kid made a mistake, which was particularly unlucky. You can see the ball hit his standing foot before he kicks it. But the lads in the stands display a lot of class in a situation where – unfortunately in this day and age – you least expect it.
He’s only 18-years-old, and you wouldn’t want him to dwell on it, even it did cost them the game.