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LA Galaxy's Donovan not bothered by what Mexican fans say

Landon Donovan admits he just gets on with the job whenever reports regarding he and Mexican football emerge. The USA international is apparently disliked across the border as a lot of Mexico fans feel he does not like Mexicans and whenever he represents his country against his neighbors, he is often booed and jeered.

Ahead of Tuesday's CONCACAF Champions League clash between the Galaxy and Monarcas Morelia, Donovan said he cannot do much about what is reported so feels it better just to focus on the job at hand.

"What I realize is that, when you're on the field, they all yell at you and support their team, but when you see them on the street, everyone is respectful and nice," Donovan said. "That's how it should be.

"There's nothing I can do about that, it's beyond my control," Donovan said of how the Morelia fans perceive him.

"I got friends that are from all parts of Central America and Mexico. It is ignorant because there is no knowledge beyond it, but it is what it is."

Galaxy coach Bruce Arena admitted that fans can love or hate whoever they like but has called for some respect with how they go about it.

"Fans have the right to like or dislike," Arena said. "They should behave in somewhat a civil manner, and if they do that and they object to players they don't like, it's all part of it. That's what we do. It happens every day."

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Andrew Slevison
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