While my aged uncle - enjoying a trip to cheer on his team for the first time in many a long year - tried to shut his ears to
the taunts from behind, I couldn't.
WIMBLEDON king Roger Federer warned Andy Murray to shut his ears to
his critics or risk being brainwashed.
Like a good neighbour assailed by the deeply dysfunctional people next door, he must try to shut his ears to
the unsavoury antics and fight to keep his team focused and unaffected.
Arsenal looked to have done enough to win by the 52nd minute when Henry shut his ears to
the intimidation and potted the spot-kick for his 17th goal of the season after midfielder Lauren was bowled over in the box by lightweight Chelsea winger Jesper Gronkjaer.
He shut his ears to
friends who urged him to listen to colleagues advising caution.
But Woodward has shut his ears to
the mid-term plaudits and joined his players in reminding that the trophy cabinet remains utterly bare.