Arsenal FC midfielder surprised by FA charge after anti-Tottenham chants
Jack Wilshere claims post-FA Cup final chanting was “a bit of fun”
June 9th, 2015
It is clear that Jack Wilshere knows how to let his hair down. Unfortunately, he has a habit of doing this in the public eye and currently awaits an FA hearing following his anti-Tottenham chanting immediately after the Cup Final win over Aston Villa.
Wilshere led Arsenal fans in what seemed to be a few harmless ditties although it came as little surprise to most people when the FA decided to charge the England midfielder and make an example of him.
However, the midfielder was taken aback by the charge and claims it was simply some good-humoured fun after another difficult season for Wilshere which has seen him make a recovery from injury once again.
“It was a surprise,” he said. “I didn’t know I’d been charged so I was like, ‘What?’ when one of the press officers told me. It’s being dealt with by the FA and my club, and what will be will be.”
“People have been giving me a lot of stick for having some fun and enjoying myself at the end of [a successful season].
“We’ve worked hard all year as a group of players and we’ve won a trophy. That’s the best feeling in the world. No matter what job you do, if at the end of the year you get a promotion and a bonus, you’re going to go out and celebrate. From that side of things [celebrating success] it was a bit harsh.
“I’ve always had that bond with the Arsenal fans since I was young because I came through the club. I grew up at Arsenal and I love the fans. I am quite proud of that. But, believe it or not, I’ve actually got family who are Tottenham fans so it’s nothing personal against them. It was just a bit of fun.”