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25th Apr, 2017 | 1:44pm

Aston Villa fans react on Twitter as Robinson charged after Birmingham controversy

By Matt Farr

Birmingham defender Paul Robinson has been charged with violent conduct during the defeat to Aston Villa on Sunday – and Villa fans are delighted.

The Football Association confirmed on their official Twitter account and in a report on their website that

Robinson was involved in an incident with Aston Villa’s James Chester in the aftermath of Gabriel Agbonlahor’s goal, where he allegedly punched and kicked out at his Villa opponent as he wheeled off in celebration.

The incident was initially missed by referee Simon Hooper, but the FA have chosen to take retrospective action and charge the Birmingham player with violent conduct.

The FA revealed that the incident will be reviewed independently by a three-man panel of former referees, to determine whether any further action will be taken.

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But the FA’s decision is music to the ears of Aston Villa fans, who were left furious by Robinson’s actions during their 1-0 victory on Sunday.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Aston Villa owner Dr Tony Xia had already voiced his discontent at the incident, after a video had emerged of the Robinson’s ‘assault’ on Twitter, and urged the FA to take action.

The video had been shared by Aston Villa fan account @VillaTill following the game.

The FA also confirmed that Robinson has until 6pm on April 26 to respond to the charge, and if banned, he could miss the remainder of Birmingham’s season.

In other Aston Villa news, watch this insane celebration from Xia during the win over Birmingham.

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