Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Bacuna suspension
By Dominic Toner
Aston Villa midfielder Leandro Bacuna has been handed a six-game suspension following his dismissal against Derby – and the club’s supporters on Twitter believe the decision is too harsh.
The defender was sent off on 25 February against Derby in the 94th minute after an altercation with the assistant referee.
He angrily confronted the official in the 1-0 win over Derby and nudged linesman when a decision went against him.
The FA have announced on their official website that the 25-year-old will serve a six-game punishment, which means that he has had an extra three games added to his suspension.
Aston Villa's Leandro Bacuna is to serve a six-game suspension: https://t.co/wBrPwdFrvM
— The FA (@FA) March 3, 2017
Bacuna will now be available to play again until 4 April when the Midlands giants host QPR.
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Villa fans voiced their frustration with the FA’s decision and believe that
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
If bacuna gets that ban then shouldn't the officials get banned for getting all the decisions wrong?? #avfc
— HolteEnder (@Elliot_1874) March 3, 2017
— The Duke (@TheDuke1) March 3, 2017
How does bacuna get a worse punishment than wenger? no favouritism by the fa at all #avfc
— Iain Smith (@smithykapow) March 3, 2017
6 game ban for Bacuna!? That seems overly harsh. 4 would’ve done it. #avfc
— Rob Jones (@UpTheAstonVilla) March 3, 2017
Bacuna was silly… but six games for a verbal altercation is quite clearly excessive. #AVFC
— Tom Parker (@ThomasTParker) March 3, 2017
Six match ban for Bacuna!!??! Sending off, ok, will give them that but six matches!? ???????? #AVFC
— Alex Franklin (@AFranklin_AVFC) March 3, 2017
Bacuna has been an ever-present in Bruce’s side this season, but must now face an extended period on the sidelines for his red card.
The right-back has made 124 appearances for Villa and this is his first red card for the club.
He is a versatile player that can also play as a winger and Bruce certainly has enough options in his squad to deal with the loss of Bacuna.
However, the fans believe his punishment is too severe and that a usual three-game ban would have been enough.
In other Aston Villa news, David Prutton has predicted the club’s upcoming match against Rotherham.