"I already gave up on Henman. I don;t think he's cut out for it anymore"
"Henman is old and past it"
Or " Give up on stupid Henman already" - this, unlike the first two, is not just an opinion, but an instruction, aimed at henman fans.
While you might be happy to give up on someone because someone else comes along (glory hunter
) a lot of us aren;t and won't. While I don;t think John would have reacted if you;d said either of the first two statements, he did react cause u not only insulted henman, u insulted him as a supporter.