Walsall boss Dean Keates has today admitted that he is horrified to read some of the comments on social media platforms about his players.
Some players have come under criticism from supporters via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram over recent months and whilst Keates feels it’s now part of the world he praises his players for not letting it affect them too much.
Speaking to Express and Star, Keates said
“We are at a point now in football where everything gets dissected and a lot of things get written and said,”
“There is that social media platform now and if I’m honest it’s horrific some of the things that have been said about the players.
“They have to cope with that and they have to manage that”
“But every week they go out and give everything. They are an honest bunch, they always leave everything out there.”
Vital Walsall opinion – whilst there are some comments on social media which over step the mark, the majority are level headed opinionated views on the games and performances of both the team and individuals – if players can’t stand the heat then they should either improve their performance or remove themselves from social media.
Players are quite happy taking the plaudits when things are going well, they must also be able to take constructive criticism.
Lets also remember that Deano is fairly quick off the mark to criticise his players to the press after a defeat – unfortunately you need to practice what you preach Dean.