Former Premier League cult hero Charlie Austin has found himself on the receiving end of fans' criticism after he publicly ridiculed Arsenal star Ben White. Austin took offense to a clip shared by the Gunners' media team, which highlighted a play involving White during their recent match against Everton. In the clip, White initially loses possession but quickly recovers by making an interception. Austin expressed confusion, emphasizing that White's mistake should not be praised. However, Arsenal fans were quick to hit back, questioning his own work rate and success.
Fans disapprove of Austin's comments
Arsenal fans wasted no time in expressing their disapproval of Austin's critique. One fan couldn't resist bringing up Austin's own playing days, saying, "Can't imagine you tracking back like that." Another fan highlighted Austin's current situation, commenting, "This is embarrassing. You're hardly smashing it at Swindon, so I'd leave the critiques alone for a while." Yet another fan humorously suggested that Austin would struggle to keep up if he had to run back every time he gave the ball away, stating, "Imagine if you would have to run back every time you gave the ball away, you would be doing the bleep test." One fan even remarked, "You couldn't run the length of the pitch."
Twitter exchange with a Sunday league team
In addition to the backlash from Arsenal fans, Austin also engaged in a Twitter exchange with Sunday league side East Malling FC. The interaction between Austin and the team culminated in a cutting remark from the team, stating, "Wouldn't even have you on a dual register, fella." This prompted one fan to comment, "Been bodied, bro."
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