That is the bloke’s character though – wears his heart very much on his sleeve. I’ll never forget his reaction to falling at the last on Special Envoy last year at Haydock. He’s come back after months out the saddle and been collared with what is in my mind an unjustified penalty, explained brilliantly above by Jeremy.
Can’t fault Merrigan for voicing his frustrations.
But surely he needs to to take a more considered approach to things or he will just end up back where he was as the biggest waste of his undoubted talent on the scene at present.
Just saying that "that’s how he is" is not helpful to his career prospects. He must aspire to harnessing his gift and not making life difficult for himself.
Others have done it, so must he or he’ll never fulfill his promise.