Following on from yesterdays article and outburst from Jose Enrique I noticed there was quite a mixed reaction from fans. Some people blamed Ashley, Some people blamed Ashley but still thought Enrique was wrong to speak and others just blamed Enrique. Which poses the question, was Enrique right to speak out?
Obviously story has two sides to the it, but the club have said they’re not going to be speaking out and they’re going to keep this behind closed doors. But to be honest, I don’t think it would have mattered if the club had spoken out, I doubt many people would believe them.
Understandably a lot of fans absolutely hate Ashley, well I wouldn’t say I hated him, he’s currently at a strong dislike, but I know others that do. But if something can be blamed on Ashley it normally is, rightly or wrongly, and this time is no different.
Quite a few fans are pleased that Enrique has spoken out, as it’s letting the fans know what’s going on, and that we’re being lied to which I think a few of us already knew, Ashley has been proven a liar in court, but if I’m honest most people lie, so he’s not the only liar around. But it may have opened the eyes of some who believe everything is rosy, I’m not of that opinion, I just know things could and have been worse.
Also it was a positive actually knowing what Jose felt about the club and what was actually going on as he’s been a mute for around 6 months and just let Pardew do the talking, which is usually a recipe for disaster.
But the underlying fact is, it’s unprofessional and no matter what he’s said if you speak out against your boss it’s unprofessional, rightly or wrongly. It’s also done more good the bad, he’s criticised the quality of his team mates, so I bet they’re chuffed with him. Also I’m sure it’s really helping our team spirit out there in America, Coloccini’s got a big job on his hands.
The problem with all this in my opinion is Jose airing our dirty linen in public; I just don’t think it was really necessary. He could have been professional about this and spoke to the club behind closed doors and then if he really wanted to “show the fans what the regime is like” he could have released a statement when he left the club outlined why and then had his say, not over a social networking site.
Also the fact that he returned to twitter just speaking in Spanish and a few days later he causes a huge storm by speaking out against the club, it just seemed a bit too planned for me.
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