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Should Fans Really Be Mad After the Latest Bolton Wanderers’ Player Social Media Faux Pas?

Misplaced anger or justified unhappiness?

Hull City v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Andrew Kearns - CameraSport via Getty Images

In light of Bolton Wanderers’ humiliating capitulation to Hull City on New Year’s Day, you would have thought that we might have been blessed with a couple of quiet days in the immediate aftermath, perhaps whilst our players reflect on their shortcomings.

Ha LOL jk, this is Bolton Wanderers 2018/19.

Tonight it has come to public attention that Wanderers Polish right-back, Pawel Olkowski and academy striker Connor Hall have been not-too-shy in their praise of Hull players following the 6-0 drubbing.

The offending posts:

In the first image, Pawel has congratulated opposing winger Kamil Grosicki on his performance, no doubt rubbing salt into the wounds of Jason Lowe and Jonathan Grounds, who were tasked with stopping Hull’s own Polish winger.

Or, long-time international teammates and genuine off-the-pitch friends Pav and Kam have displaying their mutual respect, in a public manner. You decide which. For me he could quite easily have just phoned him, you know.

In the second image, Hall has shown his utter disrespect and contempt for the entire first team squad, who were so appalling against Hull that even Reece Burke could play well.

Or, former teammates and no doubt off-the-pitch friends Connor and Reece have chosen social media as a means to show their mutual respect. You decide which. For me he could quite easily have just phoned him, you know.

The final option is that the current (and no doubt past) members of the Bolton squad have such little respect for the fans who made the long trip to Hull on New Year’s Day to watch their side put in a shambolic performance against a team not a million miles from us in the table.

Or, we should all take these things with a pinch of salt and realise that modern footballers don’t think like we do, and maybe we should all get out more?

You decide which.