By Kevin Campbell

15th Sep, 2021 | 7:00pm

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Kevin Campbell has applauded Aston Villa captain Tyrone Mings for his decision to publicly apologise for his mistake against Chelsea.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker claimed the 28-year-old’s ownership of the error allows all at the club to move on.

Mings played a horror back pass in Villa’s 3-0 defeat at Chelsea on Saturday which gifted Mateo Kovacic the second goal of the game.

The England international took to Twitter to apologise and explain to Villans after the loss.

Mings this summer assumed Villa’s captaincy following the £100million departure of Jack Grealish to Manchester City.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Mings’ apology, Campbell said:

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“Tyrone Mings is a big, strong lad and he has held his hands up. He’s come out on social media and apologised and there is nothing wrong in that.

“As a man, if you think you should have done a lot better, sometimes staying silent isn’t the answer. Owning the mistake can allow everyone to move on. If he doesn’t say anything it is like, ‘Is he trying to hide?’

“I think he’s done the right thing. I admire him for it.”

The loss leaves Dean Smith’s side 12th in the table after four games, with their only win coming over 19th-placed Newcastle United.

As revealed by Football Insider (14th September), Smith’s position at Villa Park will come under intense scrutiny if he can not inspire a turnaround ahead of the next international break.

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