You can pound your chest and talk a little smack when you win a championship, you've earned that right. A championship is a very hard thing to earn. It's an important moment in any player's life; probably the pinnacle of a player's career when you look at how many extraordinary players have never had a Premier League champions' medal put around their neck.
However, when a player like Samir Nasri gloats after winning a championship, it shows what kind of person they are. Having all the God given talent in the world can't help some athletes from opening their mouths and showing everyone how ignorant they are.
Classless people like Nasri show their true colors when they get a sniff of success. I don't see anyone else on Manchester City gloating and mocking the fans of their former clubs. I guess his teammates understand that if you go over four decades without a title and you had Manchester United on your heels until your final goal, you don't show your idiocy by reveling in your victory with the press in earshot.
Nasri said that he hoped that Arsenal fans can get on with their lives and forget about him; that they should celebrate their third-place achievement and he'll focus on winning titles. When Manchester City won the title last weekend, I didn't for one second think about Nasri. I was actually excited for them, and, of course, Arsenal for finishing third. There wasn't a moment when I felt any bitterness at all toward the former Arsenal star. To think that Arsenal fans are still thinking about you after all that's happened reveals your absurd egotism.
I was disappointed when Nasri left, but it was a money decision and I can understand that. Nasri is reported as saying, "People at Arsenal tried to make out that I came here for the money."
If anyone ever makes a point of saying that a decision is not about the cash… it's all about the cash at the end of the day. Winning a championship is icing on the cake; and it always takes a little luck.
Some of you reading this may be wondering why I'm giving any weight to what our former star said by writing this piece. There are kids in London who still look up to Nasri. He's still a role model to young Arsenal fans who don't look at the world yet through the prism of money. There aren't a lot of role models who talk trash when they finally win something.
Nasri, you're acting like an amateur on a mammoth stage.
Note: I've been an Arsenal fan for nearly a decade. My cousin got me interested in the club at a young age.