Former Ireland captain Roy Keane launched a furious broadside at his compatriots reaction to their 4-0 loss to Spain which saw them exit Euro 2012.
In midfielder Keith Andrews' post match interview he praised the Irish fans, who had despite the heavy defeat stayed to the end drowning out the Spanish supporters in the stadium with their moving rendition of the 'Fields of Athenry'.
"I think the players and supporters have to change their mentality," said Keane.
"It's just nonsense to say how great the supporters are. The supporters want to see the players do a lot better and not give daft goals away like that.
"Let's change that attitude towards Irish supporters. Let's not kid ourselves, they want to see their team winning. We're a small country, let's not just go along for the sing-song now and again."