Arsenal goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale has come out to speak about the heavy criticism and abuse he faced when he first signed for the club. He recently had his say during an interview, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, he received several messages of people telling him he was a crap goalkeeper, and some fans even went as far as tagging his wife and brother after a bad game.
Ramsdale added that he is no longer bothered about the comments because Arteta defintely saw something special in him.
His words, “This game I love [should] be a safe and welcoming place for everyone,”
“The only thing I can remember is the entire world telling me that I was absolute sh*t. I will receive messages about my wife, and about my brother. Other players receive even worse messages, especially my Black team-mates. For some reason, the social media companies don’t seem to have any interest in stopping it.”
“Mikel Arteta saw something special in me, and that’s all that mattered. I remember I met with him for the first time, he said: ‘Just be yourself’. Maybe some people think we make a funny match, because he’s just unbelievably driven and might come across as serious. And I’m a lad who likes a joke. But for some reason, it just works.”
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