Antrel Rolle fed up with booing fans
Looks like Antrel Rolle has engaged in a war of words, and this isn’t one he has any chance of winning.
The safety, who the New York Giants paid big for in free agency, isn’t happy with the team’s fans. Not one bit. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that Rolle is hacked off the fans at New Meadowlands Stadium have been booing the team on occasion.
As Vacchiano wrote, Rolle broke the “cardinal rule” and now it’s hard to imagine the Big Blue faithful not pouring it on Rolle, who came from the Arizona Cardinals after spending five seasons there.
“You don't boo your team," Rolle said in a paid appearance on WFAN. "I don't care what happens. You don't boo your team.
“You don't boo your team," Rolle said. "This is your home team. We're out there playing. We're out there pouring our heart out for our team and for our fans. You don't boo your team. I don't care what the situation is. You don't boo your team.
"You know, we're 7-4. We're not 2-10, you know?" he continued. "There's going to be ups and downs during the season. (Not) under any circumstances should you boo your team. That's just the reality of it."
Rolle was paid $37 million in his contract and what he fails to understand is that fans don’t care what he thinks. After they’ve paid their hard-earned money for tickets to attend games, they’re going to voice their displeasure if the product doesn’t meet their satisfaction. They’re going to be that much louder now if Rolle’s play doesn’t meet expectations.
It’s like when former Chicago Bears quarterback Cade McNown suggested fans who boo would be better off staying at home and serenading their television. They just piled on McNown from that point forward. Look out, Antrel.
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