Jol angry with Fulham boo-boys targeting Ruiz

Fulham boss Martin Jol was angered by home fans jeering Bryan Ruiz.

Ruiz, signed to much fanfare from FC Twente in 2011, has struggled this term and his 74th-minute substitution in defeat to Manchester United was met by loud cheers, followed by boos.

And Jol was angered by his treatment.

"It was very disappointing," Jol said. "That [kind of abuse] is something I can cope with because I know football. I have been involved in 1,300 games and I know if people are not happy, they will give you stick.

"Bryan is a player that came back from Costa Rica's game against Mexico, he scored, they won 2-1 and he goes to the World Cup.

"Then to come here and get that sort of contradiction [in reception]: over there he is a hero and here they boo him off the park.

"That is very, very frustrating for him and very disappointing for me. I wanted my supporters to stay behind my players.

"He is an unbelievably nice person so I had to whisper a few words in his ear.

"I said he is arguably my best player and that he should know that.

"It doesn't mean anything but at least a couple here, and I am one of them, trust him."

 
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