Bournemouth’s Steve Cook has condemned Spurs fans for booing Jack Wilshere after the midfielder was injured during the Cherries’ 4-0 loss away to Arsenal’s rivals.

  • Wilshere was taken off before the hour mark against Tottenham
  • Was spotted leaving White Hart Lane on crutches in protective boot
  • Spurs fans chanted ‘It’s happened again’
  • Cook ‘disappointed’ with fans’ reaction

Steve Cook has admitted that he’s disappointed in Spurs fans after they booed off the injured Wilshere on Saturday afternoon.

The midfielder attempted to block a shot from Spurs’ Harry Kane and in turn received a knock to his left ankle – the one he fractured last season.

As Wilshere went down the tunnel, probably dreading the worst, the Spurs fans sang that song they know so well: ‘It’s happened again, it’s happened again, Jack Wilshere, it’s happened again.’

“Obviously there’s no love lost between Arsenal and Tottenham fans and especially Jack and the Tottenham fans,” Cook said.

“But it’s not nice. He’s a professional and I know a lot has been said in the past and a lot has happened but no-one likes to see a reaction like that to a player getting injured.

“That’s the game I suppose but for me it was disappointing.”

Classless but not exactly surprising.

Initial scans on Wilshere’s ankle have ruled out a break. In a few days, once the swelling’s gone down, Arsenal and Bournemouth will be able to access the damage properly and see what needs to be done.

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