Former Crystal Palace owner, Simon Jordan, has slammed Oli McBurnie for his behaviour in the Swansea City away end at the weekend.
McBurnie was back watching the Swans against Cardiff on Sunday. It’s not the first time the Scotland striker has gone to watch his former team either.
However, after joining in with fan chants and then aiming what the FA called ‘obscene gestures’ towards Bluebirds fans, McBurnie’s behaviour has divided opinion.
The likes of Gary Neville and Jamie O’Hara have supported the 23-year-old. Blades fans, too, have lept to the defence of their number nine.
But former Palace supremo Jordan thinks McBurnie is out of line. Furthermore, he even branded him a moron.
“It’s not about being detached. Of course, you want the modern football to be as close to the fans”, Jordan said (Talksport).
“I don’t imagine Chris Wilder thinks this is acceptable behaviour. I don’t go along with Gary Neville or Lee Trundle’s support.
“If I was the club’s chairman I’d be asking, ‘is there something wrong with you, young man?’. We can’t just sit and say his behaviour is acceptable and that he’s just going along as a fan…no, he’s a moron”.
McBurnie was obviously given the weekend off by Chris Wilder. The Blades boss has yet to comment on the issue but will no doubt be questioned in the build-up to Arsenal this coming Saturday.
Mountain from a molehill
Never has this phrase been so apt. Sky Sports went from loving the fact McBurnie was in the away end, to almost vilifying him for doing so.
Yes, he’s a football, yes, people are watching, but then again, so what? It’s almost as if there is an agenda against McBurnie at times.
The club will no doubt have had a word with him. But in the wider picture, he’s done very little wrong.