As if Fulham fans weren’t dealing with enough confusion at the moment (Dembele off, Ruiz injured, loss to Sheffield Wednesday), Dickson Etuhu decided to kick a fanbase while they’re down today by tweeting the following:
“Ask yourself? Why is everyone leaving or want to leave??? Hhmm”
And of course, that wasn’t enough, so he followed it up with,
“And I am not referring to Blackburn ..”
So a loved former Fulham favorite taking a jab at fans at the worst possible time out of spite for the terms he left the club on. Really classy move, Dickson. I’ll tell you why he got this one wrong on so many levels.
- The fan base is already reeling from a flurry of events that’s happened so fast, it’s taken a lot of time for many to process what happened in the last few days. Add that to the Clint Dempsey saga, and everyone’s already in a state of confusion. Finally fans were getting a cooling-off period before the transfer window closed, and Dickson used this opportunity to kick fans when they’re down. That’s so easy, it’s cowardly. Sure, add to the fire. Anyone can do that. What takes guts is to come out and talk about what you mean, discuss the situation, do an interview on how you left on great terms with the fans but poor terms with management. Tell the whole story. But instead Dickson took the low road and took an opportunity to sucker punch the fans who did nothing but support him his whole time at Fulham. Shame on you, Dickson.
- By tweeting this stuff instead of taking it to the media, he attacks the fans directly. No doubt his anger was towards the Fulham management, so why take it out on the forum of the fans? It will serve absolutely zero purpose to take this to Twitter except to directly anger the fans who supported him his entire spell at Craven Cottage. If he takes his issues to the media, he can be less vague, and attack those he really wants to attack. Things will get brought to light, people can then choose who they wish to support. He’s perfectly capable of doing that, he’s not tied to Fulham anymore, players speak out against former managers/teammates all the time. What’s stopping him from doing the same? Oh right, he’s a coward, and instead only has the guts to speak out on Twitter where he can hide behind a computer or smartphone and take pot shots at reeling fans who in the end have zero power.
Sure this makes me wonder about what’s really going on at Fulham, since he’s certainly not the first one to take this route. (See: Dempsey, Clint). But this was totally the wrong way to go about things. When your real target is the front office of a club, the last thing you want to do is direct your vague anger at the fans, only raising more questions than answering. Lost a lot of respect for Dickson after this whole affair.
The club won’t be battling relegation this season, you can be assured of that. Let’s wait and see what happens in the next 3 days before we all lose faith.