Bournemouth defender Steve Cook has criticised Tottenham fans for cheering when on-loan Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere fell down injured on Saturday.
The Cherries were thrashed 4-0 at White Hart Lane and their torrid afternoon was made even worse when Wilshere hobbled off with what looked like an ankle injury in the second half.
Tottenham supporters delighted in Wilshere’s misfortune, celebrating as the midfielder slumped to the ground and then again as he limped down the tunnel in the 55th minute.
Wilshere was later seen leaving the stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot on his left foot.
Animosity between Wilshere and Spurs fans grew after the 25-year-old sang anti-Tottenham songs from an open-top bus following Arsenal’s FA Cup victory in 2014.
Cook, however, believes the reaction to his team-mate suffering an injury was too much.
“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.”
Wilshere has made 27 appearances for Bournemouth since moving to the club on loan last August and he will now undergo tests to diagnose the extent of his injury.
“It didn’t look good,” Cook said. “We hope it’s good news. I’m sure we’ll find out in the next couple of days.
“It’s very disappointing for him especially in this game to come off injured so hopefully it’s fine.”