When you lose a game, especially an important one, an inquest always takes place. Fingers are always pointed. Managers are put under more pressure. Players are encouraged to leave. Fans start to boo. The signs of decay are present.
In today's game, the lifespan of managers has gone down from 3 years to about a year and are increasingly been at the whim of fickle boards, fickle owners, and increasingly fickle fans. Therefore,sacking has become less disgraceful as the aforementioned is widely acknowledged.
Scapegoating seems to have increased this past decade. As football becomes faster , it seems that fans tolerance and attention span has decreased. Let us now look at the scapegoats in football history.