A hurt Daly Cherry-Evans admits Manly fans had some right to boo his team at halftime during Sunday's 38-12 flogging at the hands of the Wests Tigers.
In a telling post-match press conference at Lottoland, coach Trent Barrett also conceded the only injuries copped by his players were to their "egos" after the club's equal-worst ever loss to the Tigers.
It's not hard to work out why.
After they had just 28 per cent of the ball in the first half and were forced to make an extra 103 tackles than the Tigers, they were booed off the field at the interval by the Brookvale faithful with a 26-0 deficit.
It was Manly's third worst half-time score since 2006, and the first time Cherry-Evans can recall his team being jeered by fans since his debut at the club in 2011.
When quizzed on the matter, the Manly captain conceded fans had a right to let there feelings known.
"It's a tough one," he said.
"It's not an ideal situation. But when you play like that people tend to wear their heart on the sleeve around this joint. Which is fair enough.
"It's their choice to cheer or boo whenever they feel the need to. You can't take that away from a fan. That's their choice.
"Again I hope to not put ourselves in too many more positions to give them a chance to boo."
The crowd's abuse wasn't the only feedback Sea Eagles players copped at half-time.
Barrett tore strips off his team in the sheds, frustrated that they collapsed late in defence before the break after they had originally withstood the worst of the possession swing and conceded only two early tries.
"To get booed off at half-time, I'm embarrassed about our first half," Barrett said.
Barrett chastised his players for a lack of resilience, given they've now flogged Parramatta and Canberra but conceded 30 points of the Wests Tigers, Gold Coast and South Sydney.
"It was diabolical on a number of fronts," he said.
"When things go good we're putting 30s and 40s and 50s on teams. But when things aren't going good that's when we need to get better.
"There's a lot of blown-out scores but we have to be more resilient when things aren't going for us. It was the same last week. Crucial errors at crucial times.
"We're going to be on the end of possession flows like that again. We've got to get through it and at the moment we're not."