Date: 1st October 2012 at 2:41pm
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This article will probably go down like the proverbial… errr, something that goes down badly… ahem…

We talk about respect for the #19th minute quite rightly, loving it when away fans join in the clapping and when on the road we sing to those who don`t join in (and to be fair, a good few are probably in ignorance of what we are doing and why, otherwise they would clap) ‘no respect my Lord`

However as two tweets from yesterday`s game show, respect is a two way thing?

Tom Ross ‏@thegoalzone
Well done to Baggies fans for joining in with Villa fans on 19mins for applause for Petrov


A baggies fan then tweeted:

Neil
@thegoalzone I’d like to congratulate villa fans on being morons for cheering Chris Brunts obvious injury. Shame class didn’t work both ways

Can`t argue with that really. When did we start cheering injuries as I must have missed the memo? And then instead of the usual clap as an injured players leaves the field of play, he was getting red card esque cheerio waves.

Has respect gone now? It bloody well shouldn`t have, surely we can, as a fan base, do better than that? Bad enough the constant songs about a team who aren`t even in our league (in more ways than one) but you don`t cheer a player being injured? WTF?

Ramble over, just found it off and most surprising, we`ve usually more humour and grace.