Dawgs tired of the Booing

ATHENS – Georgia's Danny Ware was "disgusted" by the reaction of the Sanford Stadium crowd following wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi's second drop of Saturday's game, he said.

Massaquoi, a sophomore, caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter but dropped two other balls and lost a fumble in the Bulldogs' 27-24 win over Mississippi State. After his second drop, midway through the fourth quarter, the home fans booed loudly and then cheered lustily as he left the field.

"We need our fans behind us 100 percent," said Ware, a junior running back. "We go out and try to stay as positive and focused as we can and for them to show that kind of character is just sickening to your stomach to know that the people who are supposed to be behind you no matter what would boo a person just because he drops a ball."

Massaquoi, who had three catches for 42 yards, declined comment after the game.

"I really don't feel like talking right now to be honest with you," he said.

However, his teammates were eager to denounce the treatment he received.

"I find that hard to believe," quarterback Matthew Stafford said. "There's no reason for some of the stuff that happened. I really don't know what else to say about that. I know it's not going to get to him because he knows he's got a group of guys in this locker room who believe in him."

"You don't really know how to react to that," freshman wide receiver Kris Durham said. "We have great fans, but…"

Coach Mark Richt, while less emphatic, also was disappointed.

"I understand the fans being frustrated and sometimes there's a knee jerk reaction, but you don't want to see anybody getting booed," he said. "They're just kids. They're not multi-million dollar athletes. I'm sure the fans would all say they still love Mohamed Massaquoi, but at that time they let it out."

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