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TWO Senior AVFC Players Fooling Around During Game

TWO Senior AVFC Players Fooling Around During Game

So, Aston Villa fans weren`t happy yesterday at the FA Cup tie v Wycombe Wanderers. An understatement if ever there was one.

One incident shows fans and Micah Richards talking and Micah telling them (he did at least have the guts to go and talk to them) that they weren`t being helped by the fans and that they were trying.

What caused the fans to be there and angry? Some will put it down to fans being fans, paint them in a bad light however I`ve now had three eye witness reports of two so called senior players on the bench playing around and laughing during the game.

Now fine, we can`t (and don`t) expect them to be wearing black arm bands and in tears... however it isn`t out of order for them to sit there for 90 mins being professional and looking half interested is it? Apparently that is too much to ask, better idea to play spitting games it seems.

Yes Brad Guzan and Joleon Lescott it is you we are talking about. Two senior players and alleged grown ups.

One eye witness, a fan who goes back to the point of selling his train set and bike to get to Rotterdam told me:

"We were sat behind the dug out. I watched Guzan and Lescott laughing and fooling around throughout the match. It was a see through dug out. Towards the end I could not stop myself from approaching one of the fans who was showing his anger towards the bench. He told me they were seeing who could spit their chewing gum nearest to the touchline."

Then I saw this on facebook from a fan who has given me permission to say why he was so incensed (and was one of those talking to Micah I think)... the subject was the abuse from a tiny minority at the coach (most of us don`t condone that sort of thing)

He said:

" I agree wholeheartedly, that was rent a mob, the language used was unacceptable. I do however object to two senior players spending 90 minutes laughing and joking on the bench and littering the pitch with their chewing in some sort of childish game. When confronted without swearing we were told to F..k off not by one but both of them. FairPlay to Micah for calming the situation but there has been no mention of the off field antics. We are all aware of the state our great club is in but we are the club and should be listened to. I have written to the club this morning and await their reply if any will come I do not know."

More below the image of the shooting practice with chewing gum


"The guy next to me with the beard knocked on the dugout, they both turned round, we said they were disgraceful and obviously didn't care. With that Guzan told him to f**k off, I knocked the dug out Lescott, told him he is supposed to be Villa to which he replied I am, he turned away, I knocked the dug out again and said why are you not acting like one with which he said f**k off. When Micah came round to us he placated the situation and understood our frustrations. I may look aggressive in the papers but was angry more than anything. It's breaking my heart what is happening at our great club."

What are the coaches, assistant manager and manager doing whilst these players are messing around? Do they now manage these players? Are these players above it all? Above the FA Cup? Above showing respect to the fans who paid a lot of money to go and watch that rubbish?

Is there ANYONE accountable or responsible at Aston Villa?

No to all the above it seems.

And no, I'm not claiming it is the crime of the century, but judging by their *** poor performances this season, both of them maybe could have at least shown a little restraint? And spitting competitions at their ages. Really?

No wonder we're sunk.

I wish we could sack the lot of them if I'm honest, they embarrass this great club.

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday January 10 2016
Time: 5:19PM


I really can't wait for the drop now as most of these so called Aston Villa players will be gone,start again with players who want to be here,good riddance to all of them i say.
AV Dave
10/01/2016 18:17:00
Now knowing a bit more about the background to the video, Richards comes out of this well. He does look like he cares and he is taking reponsibility when in an unpleasant situation. Respect for this MR.
10/01/2016 18:51:00
Agreed cropped, and thanks for this article Fear. Richards has jumped up more than a few notches in my respect-o meter. As for the other two, the club should investigate and, if true, should fine them 1,000 pounds for each piece of gum. I would keep that money in trust and spread it amongst some of the lesser paid of the Villa staff who will lose their jobs when we are relegated. That being said, the fans need to make Villa Park a fortress these next few matches. I do think the majority of players care a lot. Mistakes are made, but that doesn't mean they don't care. Westwood's penalty, for example, resulted from too much aggressiveness. If the Villa go down, let it be only despite our best efforts of support.
Virginia Villan
10/01/2016 19:34:00
It makes a mockery of letting Baker go out on line, surely more committed to the cause than lescott, and surely quicker, ok he perhaps wasn't the most talented but far more spirited.
Steve Collins
10/01/2016 19:43:00
I don't get all this Westwood bashing to be honest, he always gives 100% and will be one for the championship imo. Guilty of trying too hard at times, hence the penalty.
Steve Collins
10/01/2016 19:48:00
If this allegation is true then the club must sack those responsible , There is no discipline in the team,and no spirit, it's shows it self on The field performance. Disgrace
Aston Tiger Rose
10/01/2016 20:59:00
Jack Grealish gets banned for having a few pints after the match and these two will get away with it. Remi,time to get a grip.
AV Dave
10/01/2016 21:39:00
Agree Steve Collins on Baker - no one can question his effort and intensity - constantly sacrificing his body to stop shot, break up runs, etc. 110% total commitment.
Virginia Villan
10/01/2016 23:23:00
Their antics with the chewing gum is disgusting! If there is video evidence supporting the '**** offs' they should be fined I agree.... and dropped from the squad. They're no use to the squad anyway. Bring in a couple of kids who have something to prove.
Pride of Lions
11/01/2016 02:29:00
Fair play to Micah. Sad to see Guzan acting so silly as I'm told by a good friend of mine what a really nice guy he is. This isn't the worst crime in the world but we want to be 'all in this together' and none of us are laughing at games!
The Fear
11/01/2016 12:27:00
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