Stan Collymore reveals which Aston Villa player made him angry
By Amir Mir
Stan Collymore has stated that former Aston Villa player Joleon Lescott made him angry in 2016 for his infamous tweet.
Centre-back Lescott, who left the Midlands club in the summer after relegation, tweeted a picture of an expensive car after the club’s 6-0 home defeat to Liverpool in February.
The heavy loss which occurred during the 2015/16 Premier League season was Villa’s heaviest home defeat in over 80 years.
Despite this, Lescott claimed that the tweet was “accidental”, but many, including Collymore, failed to believe the former England international.
In his podcast where he was reviewing the year in football, former Liverpool striker Collymore explained why Lescott angered him.
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“One of the things that really got my goat this year was the attitude of the players,” said Collymore.
“One person, in particular, Joleon Lescott, Premier League winner, England international, basically raised my hackles with that tweet.
“He got a lot of stick from Villa fans and rightly so for some rather inept performances in his time at Villa. He was expected to be a big senior player that could keep Villa up.”
Former Premier League winner Lescott played a huge part in the club’s relegation to the Championship where they recorded just three wins from 38 league games.
Lescott played 32 games in the league last term, scoring two goals and being part of a defence that conceded a league high of 76 goals.
After relegation, the former Manchester City defender left the club and joined Greek side AEK Athens.
But, his time in Greece lasted less than six months as his contract was terminated after he suffered a knee injury.
Since his departure, Villa have added defensive duo Tommy Elphick and James Chester to the backline, with the latter not missing a single minute of football since his arrival from West Brom.
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