Douglas Luiz has recently hit out at a Brazilian pundit following his comments about Aston Villa.
And, as to be expected, a number of Villa supporters were quick to flock to what their midfielder had to say on social media.
Are you glad Luiz stayed over the summer?
Yes, he's key for us!
No, should've sold!
Former footballer-turned-pundit Jose Ferreira Neto had his say on the 23-year-old’s call up, as cited by Birmingham Live, where he hit out at Villa.
“Does anyone know who plays for Aston Villa? Does anyone in this country know where Aston Villa are in the Premier League?”
Luiz reacted to Neto’s comments, relayed by @villareport, saying:
“I didn’t like the way he said it. He said Aston Vila are a Portuguesa Santista who speak English. I looked at his resume and he hasn’t played in any big team outside Brazil. Who’s Neto to talk about Aston Vila, who for me are European giants.”
Villa fans react
@villareport posted Luiz’s comments on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. This is what these Villa fans had to say in reply, with one ‘delighted’ at the midfielder for defending the club and another labelling it as ‘class’.
“announce lifetime contract @ villa”
“Class, finally we have players who stick up for us”
“Villa has a new Deadly Doug. Delighted to see a player sticking up for the club, well done Douglas”
“Dougie Luiz getting his elbows out! Lovely.”
“NEVER LEAVE, PLEASE!”
“Love how he took it personally and defended his club”
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