Many Aston Villa fans are still frustrated with former defender Joleon Lescott, and flocked to Twitter to express this, after footage of him on Sky Sports show ‘The Debate’, via Villareport, was shown on social media.
In the clip, the ex-England centre-back talks about his career at Villa Park and also about the tweet that made fans of the team dislike him. During their relegation battle in the 2015/16 season, Lescott tweeted an image of an expensive car after Villa were thrashed 6-0 by Liverpool and were eight points from safety, via BBC Sport.
Lescott enjoyed spells at Wolves, Everton, Manchester City and West Brom, per Transfermarkt, but his 31 appearances for Villa were all during the season which saw the team get relegated from the Premier League for the first time in 2016. He was also their captain during the campaign.
He has claimed to this day that the tweet was accidentally sent whilst his phone was in his pocket and continued to claim this on The Debate, but fans do not believe him and are still shocked that he is still going on with the same story.
Here is what fans said following the show, with one calling him a ‘joke’:
— villareport (@villareport) March 18, 2020
I didn’t think I could hate him anymore until I saw him smiling/laughing when explaining this
— Andrew (@andrew_avfc) March 18, 2020
Dont like him. Never will. That tweet was a disgrace and he deserves every ounce of hate he gets from us. pic.twitter.com/7rQPPqr4DA
— Paul Brookes (@Brookesy1986) March 18, 2020
— Dec Glynn (@GlynnDec) March 18, 2020
Guy’s a joke
— Nigel Warren (@NigelWarren15) March 18, 2020
Waste of space at Villa
— Colin Taylor (@colincftaylor) March 18, 2020
We went down that year because of too many players (like JL) stealing a living, and incompetent managers who allowed that to happen. It will happen again this year without divine intervention, or a null and void season
— Patrick Nee (@drpatrickn) March 19, 2020
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