Russell Martin wants closure on Robert Snodgrass’ rift with Norwich City supporters
16:30 29 January 2014
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Russell Martin wants Norwich City fans to go easy on Robert Snodgrass after a fractious time of in against Newcastle United on Tuesday night.
During the first half of City’s goalless Premier League draw, winger Snodgrass and supporters in the Snakepit at Carrow Road were embroiled in a slagging match at Carrow Road. It was a situation that rolled on in to the second half before Snodgrass was big enough to make the effort to apologise at full-time – a gesture fully appreciated by those fans.
City skipper Martin said: “The key thing is it’s all done, he apologised at the end and they were chanting his name.
“Snoddy with the way he plays, he’s a winner and he’s got a lot of passion and desire. And sometimes that boils over into frustration for him – especially if he feels he’s not playing as well as he can.
“It’s hard for him as well, because he is on every set-piece and sometimes people maybe expect too much. His set-piece delivery is, I think, up there with the best in the Premier League.
“But on Tuesday I think a few times there were grumbles about his deliveries and he retaliated, and then they cheered sarcastically when he did get one in the box. So it all go a bit silly.
“Sometimes these things happen and as players, you do your best to control those feelings, whether it’s with the fans, fellow players or the opposition. Sometimes a bit of frustration turns into a little bit more.
“But it’s all done. He apologised, they were singing his name by the end and we move on.”