Alan - come on, of course I'm not asking why people are merely interested, I'm asking why people are so pissed off at a not guilty verdict. A lot seem to think that he should go to prison either because he had sympathy for Hicks, or because he writes for the s*n, or because he's got a bit of Del Boy about him. Not based on evidence.
A bit of gentle banter is fine, but putting your own feelings on genuinely wanting the manager of a rival team sent down above the actual outcome of a fairly conducted court case ('justice') is stupid and crass, particularly coming from Liverpool fans who should know better. No doubt the same fans were stomping their feet over Michael Shields, Luis Suarez etc. It shouldn't matter which side of the fence you stand on - this is a higher principle we're talking about.
If people are pissed off at the verdict then they should clearly and honestly state why - no-one has been any better than pathetic on that score so far. Why do they know better than a 12 person panel that has heard all the evidence from both sides over many days, carefully considered the verdict and reached a unanimous decision? Do they have extra evidence, beyond the ridiculous name-calling? Was there a problem with the process? Or the justice system? If there is nothing serious to say here, then why all the pissing an moaning, and putting yourself in the same category of people you curse in other cases?