There is just no pleasing some people.
This weekend, Al-Wehdat claimed their third straight Jordan Premier League crown, their 15th in all.
But the club’s supporters were not impressed.
The title triumph was greeted with tears of disappointment and protest, including the brandishing of shoes at the players and management – a sign of anger associated with fans in the Middle East.
The Wehdat faithful were unhappy with the team’s displays in recent weeks, with the club having not won a game since March 12, when they beat Al Buqa’a 3-0.
The fury of the supporters was further compounded by an embarrassing 6-2 thrashing at the hands of Bahraini side Al Hidd in the AFC Cup (Asia’s version of the Europa League) last week.
And when Wehdat then almost threw the league title away on Saturday, losing 3-1 at home to Al Jazeera, it was too much for fans to take. Second placed Al Faisaly also lost, meaning Wehdat won the title, but it did not spare the players a fierce rebuke from supporters.
Amer Deep, captain of Al-Wehdat, was left in tears after the supporters’ reaction, but admitted it was the team’s fault, saying: “I appreciate these fans who supported us while we were playing bad, they have right to be angry and I hope we can do something better.”
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