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IS it any wonder Stoner has departed Moto GP?
He was accused of cheating when he first arrived on the scene over there because he was winning on substandard machinery , which he repeated in the premier class.
Euorpean fans are discourteous in defeat, which is very much in their sport culture.
Fan spat at, attempts to push him off his scooter and treated with disrespect by both MotoGP officials, Stoner said suggestions he quit because of injuries or his family.
"Injuries weren't any part of why or retired, or that I wanted to do new things," Stoner said. "Family wasn't a part of it either. I just fell out of love with the sport. We had a lack of respect from a lot of people around the sport and I didn't like the direction it was taking.
"We got spat at (by fans), they tried to knock us off scooters going from the motor homes to the pits, everything like that. Unfortunately they didn't like my honesty in the paddock.
"That was part of it, but more it was the direction of