Oh dear, oh dear - diddums Leemuz et al ...
The more I take the piss out of those rabid, one-eyed (and very bitter lately) Rossi fans - the more it is so very obvious that they STILL don't get it.
I'll say it again - as I have dozens of times over the past 3 years - who could question or denigrate Rossi's record of Wins and World Titles? Certainly not me. Unfortunately, this success has brought to the sport a certain body of people who call themselves "fans" but they are ONLY, SOLELY and EXCLUSIVELY Valentino Rossi fans. This moronic mob of shallow, cult-of-celebrity jerks boo and slag-off anyone else who has the temerity to "beat" or challenge THEIR man. Proof? Several British Grand Prix @ Donington where Stoner was abused and booed - and just as recently as last week-end @ Misano where these "fans" once again performed and booed Jorge Lorenzo after a superb display of speed & consistency.
To me, this is akin to being a follower of a particular Club or Team in football. If one knows enough about the game, when the opposition comes to YOUR home ground and plays YOUR team off the park, what do you do? A): Riot and rip-up the stadium and hurl abuse and objects and stuff at the other side - or - B): acknowledge the winner’s performance with applause and commiserate that your guys were well-beaten and hope they do better in future? The latter is called "appreciation" and what comes with maturity and discernment - the former is Third World ignorant, infantile, petulant and thuggish.
Being an "A" type means you are a bunch of deadshits and you deserve all you get. What gets me is that coupled with all this excuse-making and refusal to face-up that Rossi has been an abject, expensive and total failure at Ducati to date - is this "ultra-sensitivity” to any criticism, piss-taking, humour or irony. You are all guilty of being very able to dish it out but too "emotionally soft” and stupid to take a bit back. Oh my, oh my – aren’t we all just a bunch of delicate little flowers? Grow-up and get over it. The good book reckons that Jesus still loves you, anyway, OK?