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By Alex Beard
Harry Kewell was frustrated with his side’s disappointing 2-1 loss to Newport County at Broadfield Stadium on Tuesday night, but says the performance didn’t excuse fans jeering one of their own.
Crawley midfielder Aryan Tajbakhsh was the target of criticism from Reds fans, and Kewell has called on supporters to present a more united front when his side host Carlisle on Saturday.
Speaking to The Argus, the Australian said: “Everyone here has an opinion about football.
“I think he has done excellent since he has come in here. He tackles, he passes the ball simple – everyone can make a mistake.
“Do I think it is warranted? Not at all. I think it is disrespectful, the player gives his all. When a player gives his all for the club and the shirt I think everybody has got to be supportive.
“It’s not everybody, it’s one or two people. There’s not 60,000 people here so I hear everything. Do I appreciate it? No I don’t.
“I said here at the start, everybody has got to be together. Not just individuals here. Individuals may win you games but teams win tournaments and competitions – that includes the fans as well.”