By Danny Wright
Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has jokingly told Birmingham to prepare for life in League One next season.
The Blues are just two points shy of the Championship’s bottom three, with two games of the campaign left to play.
Jordan, known for his outspoken demeanour on Twitter, aimed the hilarious dig at the struggling West Midlands outfit, much to the amusement of rivals fans Aston Villa.
Birmingham have been plummeting down the table since they sacked Gary Rowett in December to replace him with Gianfranco Zola.
However the Italian’s reign resulted in just two victories and he was replaced by the experienced Harry Redknapp last week – who lost his first game in charge in a second-city derby clash at Villa on Sunday.
Jordan, 49, has suggested that Birmingham will no longer have to worry about any more trips to Villa Park next season, as they will have to face some of League One’s less-reputable clubs.
“I would rather say good luck to Birmingham and enjoy Port Vale away next year,” he said on his personal Twitter account, after he was asked by a Villa fan to retweet Sunday’s score line.
Simon. Please retweet this, Villa Boys 1 Birmingham 0 ???????? #UTV
— DRG_7 (@7_DRG_AVFC) April 26, 2017
— Simon Jordan (@Sjopinion10) April 26, 2017
The Surrey-born business man has made no secret about his affection towards Villa by constantly berating their bitter rivals.
He said last week that Birmingham are destined for relegation and said that Villa will play a big part in sending them down to the third tier ahead of Sunday’s game.
Villa ran out 1-0 winners as derby-day specialist Gabriel Agbonlahor came off the bench in the second half to score the only goal of the game – and his first in 14 months.
In other Aston Villa news, this attacker has taken to Instagram to give an update on his future at the club.