Why do you think that is ? Put yourself in his shoes, you're a diverse sort of guy, confident, intelligent, probably more articulate than any English player with a better command of English than virtually any of them, enjoying life. But you have a private joke with a close mate, it's a mistake, yes, but nothing more than that, the media rips you apart as though as though you're a BNP activist, although John Barnes back you to the hilt. He's human. At that point your form drops off a cliff. The club supports you, but you're going to go through phases of 'Why am I here, the media's convinced a hell of a lot of people that I'm a racist ?' Then Barca come creeping round.Nothing to do with the media, he is nothing like the player he was. fact.
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