Dear Middlesbrough fans: your team has won once in its last 16 games. They’ve scored one goal in the last nine games. Now could you please stop cheering so loud?
That’s the gist of the letter sent to fans of Middlesbrough, which is facing relegation from the Premiership. Turns out supporters in the southeast corner — the singing area — have been too loud for the club’s tastes, so management let the offending section know last week. Reaction has not been positive.