By Amir Mir
Stan Collymore has backed Tottenham fans for giving Jack Wilshere stick after he got injured during the Bournemouth clash at the weekend.
The 25-year-old senior player was forced off during his side’s 4-0 defeat at Spurs on Saturday afternoon, with many supporters ironically cheering and jeering him as he walked off.
Collymore pointed towards Wilshere’s actions when he was in an Arsenal shirt where he started singing anti-Tottenham songs during his side’s FA Cup victory parade in 2014.
The former Premier League striker hit out at the player by stating he “didn’t mind giving them some” but didn’t seem to take their controversial actions very well.
Many were unhappy with Spurs’ reaction to his injury, including his teammate Steve Cook, who was on the field at that time.
After many condemned the actions of the White Hart Lane faithful, Collymore was firmly on their side following the incident.
“Tottenham fans were spot on to give Jack Wilshere some stick when he was injured,” said Collymore, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.
“After all, Wilshere didn’t mind giving them some after Arsenal won the FA Cup a couple of years ago. Nowadays we’re in an age of players scoring and it’s all, ‘Ooh, sorry, sorry I scored…’
“Absolutely ridiculous. I mean, for crying out loud, man up”
England international Wilshere is currently on a season-long loan at Bournemouth from Arsenal following his move in the summer.
During his career, Wilshere has been plagued by injuries, which has seen him miss large chunks of his career so far.
This is the second time since his move to Dean Court that Wilshere has been forced off injured during the game, but he has played more league football this term than he has in the past two seasons.
Wilshere played only 17 games for Arsene Wenger’s side from 2014-16 but has managed to play 29 league matches during this campaign.
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