Danny Mills has torn into Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish for his “lack of apology” after he broke lockdown this week.
The former Manchester City full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested the apology of the 24-year-old was not “sincere” and more should have been done
Grealish apologised on social media after reports emerged the midfielder had been involved in a car accident having attended a party at Ross McCormack’s house on Sunday.
— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) March 30, 2020
Just two days earlier the Villa club captain released a video urging his followers to help save lives and protect the NHS by staying at home.
Mills drew attention to the hypocrisy of the comments and insisted Grealish needs to understand the influence he has.
“It was stupid,” he told Football Insider.
“Everybody makes mistakes but you have to be more responsible. Especially when you have come out two days earlier as a public figure to tell football fans to stay at home, wash your hands, save lives, protect the NHS and then do the opposite himself.
“I did not like his lack of apology. He did not say sorry and it did not seem particularly sincere. In my opinion, he should have apologised and volunteered to deliver meals, donate money or give up time to help – really make it look like he is sorry.
“Jack is the captain of the club, he knows the enormity of it, if not why did he do the original video? You cannot expect to have influence and say if and when you want it.”
— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) March 28, 2020
Grealish is to be fined and disciplined by the club with all proceeds donated to The University Hospitals Charity in Birmingham.
In other Aston Villa news, Alex Bruce has told Football Insider he does not expect 25-year-old to be at Villa Park next season.