Some complained when previous managers singled out and named specific players for criticism; eg Mourinho with Shaw. This is entirely different, so stop with the false equivalence.If it was any other manager, they would be lambasted by the same people who are saying there is nothing wrong here. It is the double standard that is the issue.
He is clearly talking about players here, even though he put that little bit at the end. Is he is not criticising the players? The exact thing that people hated about prior managers. Stange.
If you complain about one, you should complain about the other.