FA chairman Greg Dyke has taken a sympathetic view when it comes to players copping abuse from supporters.

Dyke was speaking in relation to the two-match handed down to Arsenal's Jack Wilshere for an offensive hand gesture during the weekend's 6-3 loss to Manchester City.

Dyke said he felt for players who copped a barrage from the opposition fans but said it is no excuse to behave out of the guidelines.

"As a supporter I sympathise with the players because of the flak they get from the crowd," Dyke told talkSPORT.

"People can lose their cool very quickly, but he (Wilshere) has got to learn. He's very well paid to play the game and he's got to learn to cope with it.

"You think back over many years of players who were hot-headed when they were younger, but not when they get older. They just learn and mature. That is what happens. It is part of life."

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