Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Club Statement On The Idiot In The Crowd

Club Statement On The Idiot In The Crowd

After an idiot at the Pompey match aimed a 50 pence coin into the technical area hitting the assistant referee, the club have released an official statement.

Aston Villa have condemned the idiotic behaviour of the so called 'fan' after assistant referee Phil Sharp was hit above his right eye, causing a small cut.

The club and the FA will conduct an investigation into the event, and will be studying CCTV closely to identify the idiot.

The club have also said they will issue a lifetime ban to any individual found guilty of throwing the coin, and the FA have insisted their investigation will focus on finding the culprit as opposed to punishing the club.

We have a very good record, and we are known as a family club and as a fan I've always been pleased that the club rarely hit the headlines for this sort of behaviour.

It's a game off football, that's it. There are no excuses for this type of behaviour.

Speaking on the official site, Martin O'Neill said:

'It is unacceptable, absolutely unacceptable. It shouldn't be there.

'I turned to the fourth official and he told me there were four minutes of added time and then the next thing you know, the linesman is on the floor after being hit by a coin.

'It is just unacceptable and there's no place for it in the game whatsoever.

'From our own point of view, the club are making good strides. Since the chairman has come in, we have become a real supporter-friendly football club with a really good atmosphere so this is all terribly disappointing. It's just mindless!'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday October 18 2008
Time: 7:46PM

Comments

0
No doubt the d1ckhead who threw it missed as he was probably aiming at our 'Arry. Hang him let alone ban him.
storagematt
18/10/2008 20:00:00
0
Total coward, hope they find him and not only ban him but also take him to court. Some pratt threw a pound coin which hit me last season (as I sit on the front row) and it bloody hurt.... I put the £ on the lottery but didn't win so that hurt as well! Seriously though, without the refs and linesmen, the game couldn't be held so some people need to grow up, no place for that sort of action anywhere. What a brainless idiot.
The Fear
18/10/2008 20:06:00
0
Note that the normally shy and retiring suspected money launderer and bung taker, "Arry Redknapp" has come out and been mouthing off to the media and giving the fans stick immediately after the incident as if he is in charge.(not that I condone the incident.)
Villan444
18/10/2008 20:09:00
0
Idiot, whoever it was should never ever be allowed in any football ground again for the rest of their life. Wasnt too happy with the reaction of the Villa fans either to be honest.
joff
18/10/2008 20:14:00
0
Being passionate is one thing...being a utter feckwit is something else...does not belong on a pitch, should be feckin stoned to death.
Blue is the colour
18/10/2008 20:14:00
0
Why do people around him not come out and say - I was in seat X and the fella was two over from me therefore was in seat Y. GO through the records and thats it?? Or would that be too easy!!!
deano.avfc
18/10/2008 20:15:00
0
JF. I know that were not too far from the action. There seemed to be a lot of finger pointing from that pr4t Redtw4t, but I did not see that stewards or the police wade into the crowd to arrest anyone. Normally people sitting in the vicinity identify the culprit, but I did not see anyone pointing the finger (apart from 'Arry). Your take on the incident please.
TheQ.
18/10/2008 20:16:00
0
CLOSE THE GROUND - THAT'S WHAT I SAY!
merlin
18/10/2008 21:19:00
0
Merlin's "close the ground" outburst is puerile and stupid. This could happen anywhere. It takes one person to do this. And all football fans must unite and stop it from happening. This is not a time to call for repercussions, but let's stand together and get the toady little ba***rd who did it and sort him out.
Sindbad
18/10/2008 21:57:00
0
It is so disappointing and I really hope the press take the same attitude with regards to it being one little d1ckh3ad and not a reflection on our club. We must be the best run club in the league after what our Chairman has done for and with our supporters.
deano.avfc
18/10/2008 22:18:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Bellew’s Threat to Haye

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Villa Times - 21/02/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest Aston Villa news and views via the fishy one..

Video Highlights - Fans/Bruce Reactions - Stats - Tweets

Post match ... arrgghhhh basically. Video, stats and the rest.

Villa Fans Not Exactly Happy At Yet Another Loss (Reactions)

Post Newcastle loss Villa fan reactions.

FAYC - Manchester City Tie To Be Screened

Aston Villa have confirmed that the FA Youth Cup tie against Manchester City this midweek will be screened on the clubs' Facebook channel.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Staying Up
Suggested By: JP Fear
yes, staying up34%
no, going down32%
too close to call at the moment34%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 32 22 3 7 69 37
2 Brighton 32 20 8 4 68 28
3 Huddersfield 31 19 4 8 61 7
4 Reading 32 18 6 8 60 6
5 Leeds Utd 33 18 4 11 58 11
6 Sheff Wed 32 17 7 8 58 11
7 Norwich 33 15 6 12 51 11
8 Fulham 31 13 10 8 49 15
9 Barnsley 33 14 7 12 49 4
10 Preston 33 13 10 10 49 4
11 Derby County 31 13 8 10 47 7
12 Cardiff 33 13 6 14 45 -2
13 Ipswich 33 10 11 12 41 -7
14 Birmingham 33 10 10 13 40 -14
15 Brentford 31 10 7 14 37 -1
16 Q.P.R. 32 10 7 15 37 -11
17 Aston Villa 32 8 12 12 36 -8
18 Forest 33 10 6 17 36 -12
19 Wolves 31 9 8 14 35 -4
20 Burton 32 9 7 16 34 -13
21 Bristol City 31 9 5 17 32 -4
22 Wigan 32 7 9 16 30 -9
23 Blackburn 31 7 8 16 29 -13
24 Rotherham 33 4 5 24 17 -43
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Allison announced at Mercedes
Latest Vital Boxing News
Washington Aiming to Beat Wilder this Saturday
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear348
2.JuanPabloAngel319
3.sirdennis308
4.Fulford207
5.Melon Donkey178
6.Silhillvilla169
7.villasince67158
8.Villan57137
9.McParlandTheGreat135
10.kefkat127
Vital Football Comment