Jack Wilshere has spoken out about how ‘quite a lot’ of Tottenham fans still give him stick for his anti-Spurs chants from when he was an Arsenal player on Tubes’ YouTube channel.
The incident occurred when Arsenal won back-to-back FA Cups against Hull and Aston Villa in 2014 and 2015, with Wilshere leading expletive-laden anti-Spurs chants during the victory parade, which resulted in punishment from the FA.
Wilshere explained how Spurs fans act towards him in public with regards to those incidents, but he made it clear that he is fine with the banter that comes his way because of it.
Tubes asked Wilshere: “Spurs fans, when you are walking down the street, are they like ‘you absolute ****?'”
Wilshere responded: “Yes, they are. Quite a lot of them are like that. Nothing mad.
“Listen, I can accept that, it’s banter. I think that’s part and parcel of football, as long as they don’t cross the line and they are not aggressive with it.”
The ex-Arsenal midfielder is now a free agent after a small spell at Championship club Bournemouth where he only made 14 appearances in the second tier. Unfortunately, the Cherries made the play-offs but crashed out to Brentford in the semi-finals.
The midfielder was previously at West Ham United but only played 19 times in the Premier League during his two-year stay at the London club.
Wilshere now has to watch on from a distance to see how the battle of North London unfolds during the forthcoming campaign.
Football is about love and hate. And, unfortunately, Wilshere is just a figure that will be forever hated within the realms of N17.
I remember being a fairly young kid seeing Wilshere chant on the bus; it still hurts. However, I sincerely hope fans don’t cross the line when they see Wilshere out – he doesn’t deserve that.
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