Arsenal fans were angry enough when Jack Wilshere was told he was going to be charged for calling Spurs s***, today their anger grew as it was revealed that Wilshere would be charged £40,000, more than the amount John Terry was charged for ‘racist abuse’. Sounds tough right?
Arsenal fans are understandably annoyed by this and have even set up an online fundraiser to pay for the fine. I’m sure Wilshere has enough money to pay the fine, but the fans are intent on making a point to the Football Association.
The fine seems especially steep when comparing it to John Terry’s racism charge, it doesn’t really fit. Also the fact that Wilshere single handedly saved England last week seems to have had no effect on the severity of the fine – not that it should, of course.
It’s a little silly isn’t it? It’s not the first time that the FA have been extremely inconsistent with their charges, sometimes I think they just draw amounts out of a hat and assign that charge.
Here’s how Arsenal fans have reacted to the news on Twitter:
Key thing about Wilshere was that he swore at a club event. Not in a game. Not live on TV. Not anything to do with the FA.
— Gunnervision (@Gunner_vision) June 17, 2015
Has Wilshere been fined £40,000 by the FA? Yes. Can he take back the two goals against Slovenia? We don’t know.
— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) June 17, 2015
Wilshere’s £40k fine is ridiculous, another inconsistency by @FA
— AFC Josh (@JoshuaAFC310194) June 17, 2015
Wilshere getting fined is a joke, obviously he’s gonna hate Tottenham if he plays for Arsenal 😴
— Tom Hancock (@tomhancock96) June 17, 2015
AWFUL treatment of Jack Wilshere…..total overreaction.
— VUJ-EEKY NANDOS (@TheVujanic) June 17, 2015
Terry: Racially abuses Ferdinand, £10k fine . Suarez: Racially abuses Evra, £40k fine + bans. Wilshere: Calls a shit team shit, £40k fine.
— Rodgerholic (@Rodgerholic) June 17, 2015
The FA have fined Jack Wilshere £40,000 after admitting a charge of misconduct. pic.twitter.com/4QKq2L6bHs
— Football__Tweet (@Football__Tweet) June 17, 2015