'It is a disgrace': TalkSPORT pundit really not happy with what happened to one Chelsea man on Saturday
TalkSPORT pundit Jamie O’Hara has slammed Brighton fans for their treatment of Graham Potter on his return to the Amex Stadium this weekend.
The Blues were humbled 4-1 on the south coast, with the Chelsea boss enduring his first defeat at the club.
The nature of the defeat will have been a particularly tough pill for Potter to swallow, with it coming on his first venture to his former club.
His once loyal following were now heard booing the English manager, despite his multiple good years at the club.
This angered O’Hara, who claimed it showed a complete lack of respect from the home supporters.
O’Hara angry at Potter response
He said: “I think it is a disgrace. It’s fickle football fans, isn’t it? He’s changed the fortunes of that club, he’s given them a philosophy, an identity. He left them in fourth place in the Premier League, with a brilliant squad. They’ve got loads from players that he’s brought in, they’re a selling club. He’s always made money and profits for them, and they play brilliant football.
“You’re booing the man when he comes back to the club where he’s done an unbelievable job, because he’s signed for Chelsea? One of the most successful clubs in the world who are in the Champions League? It winds me up, because that will hurt him, because he did a brilliant job and he’s a good man. Give him the respect he deserves.”
Marc Cucurella was also playing his first game with back at Brighton, and he was met with an even worse response, especially when he was substituted after an hour.
There is no time for the Blues to dwell on the defeat, with them back in action in two days before next weekend’s big London derby against table-topping Arsenal.