Rafa Benitez's Rant: Rounding Up All the Best Reactions on Twitter

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Rafa Benitez's Rant: Rounding Up All the Best Reactions on Twitter
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Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez caused something of a stir on Wednesday when he criticised the club's supporters after another game in which he had to sit through sections of the crowd making their feelings about him clear.

The Blues won 2-0 against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup, but that wasn't enough to satisfy the animosity of some supporters who have been dead set against the appointment of Benitez since he arrived at the club.

Throughout his time at Stamford Bridge, Benitez has stated that he would merely be professional and try to get the right results for the team, but his comments after the game suggest that he has had enough of the chants and flags displaying the lack of support for him.

Chelsea as a club was not spared in his press interview, as he criticised the decision to give him the title of interim manager (as per BBC).

Chelsea gave me the title of interim manager, which is a massive mistake. I'm the manager. The fans are not helping us. At the end of the season I will leave. They don't have to worry about me. I have been in charge in football for 26 years, I won the Champions League, I won the Fifa Club World Cup, the FA Cup, the Italian Super Cup, the Spanish league twice, nine trophies - all the trophies you can win at club level.

So this group of fans are not making any favourites with the team and they are singing and wasting time preparing banners. They have to concentrate on supporting the team, that's what they have to do.

 I have a title. Someone decided the title would be interim. Why? Just in case? Fine, that is your decision. I don't agree, but that is your decision and now everybody has to take responsibility.

Everybody is interim because after you there is another one. In this case they didn't have anyone, so why did they put interim? It's just to say to everyone: 'Because he was in Liverpool and just in case, we will put interim and then we will wash our hands'. Was the title a mistake from the start? Yes, 100%.

Needless to say, the comments caused quite a reaction, both within the printed media and the social media circles.

Here's a round-up of all the most pertinent responses from the world of Twitter.

 


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