Green, who made the mistake which gave the USA their equaliser, will have expected such treatment, as would any player whose actions dent EnglandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s World Cup hopes.
But perhaps Green was less prepared for many of the tabloids searching through his private life in an attempt to dig up dirt.
It probably sums up the modern media well. A man who loves his country made a mistake at the World Cup and a no holds barred attack on everything he holds dear follows.
Regardless of what picture the newspapers paint of the West Ham goalkeeper, it is not going to help EnglandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hopes in South Africa.
If England want to stand any chance of beating the favourites such as Spain and Brazil then they need the nation united behind them, forgetting about the mistakes and focusing on the matches ahead.
The longer GreenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s name is dragged through the dirt, the longer a black cloud will loom over the England squad. It does not help the players and it nor England’s hopes of lifting the trophy come 11 July.
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