When I’m watching a football match I can’t bear to hear ‘supporters’ shouting negativity, abuse or ridicule at players they think are not performing well, even if what they’re saying might have a hint of truth. I don’t believe that players ever do better when their own ‘fans’ are screaming abuse at them because the game is not going according to plan. Of course they are professionals, paid to do a job, and so it would be quite rare for them to stop playing, turn to the crowd and respond to the abuse; because that would probably be the end of their career with that particular club. They have to get on with the job in hand and try to ignore the abuse. They are professional footballers!