Aston Villa fans have complained to the club after allegedly being told to ‘f*** off’ by Brad Guzan and Joleon Lescott.
The Villa pair were on the bench for Saturday’s dour 1-1 draw with Wycombe Wanderers and were apparently passing the time by competing in a chewing gum spitting contest.
Captain Micah Richards eventually had a conversation with disgruntled Villa fans in which he insisted the Premier League’s bottom club were “trying”, but Guzan and Lescott were allegedly not so polite.
One fan told fan website vitalfootball: “We were sat behind the dug out. I watched Guzan and Lescott laughing and fooling around throughout the match. It was a see through dug out.
“Towards the end I could not stop myself from approaching one of the fans who was showing his anger towards the bench. He told me they were seeing who could spit their chewing gum nearest to the touchline.”
Another said: “The guy next to me with the beard knocked on the dugout, they both turned round, we said they were disgraceful and obviously didn’t care. With that Guzan told him to f**k off, I knocked the dug out Lescott, told him he is supposed to be Villa to which he replied I am, he turned away, I knocked the dug out again and said why are you not acting like one with which he said f**k off.
“When Micah came round to us he placated the situation and understood our frustrations. I may look aggressive in the papers but was angry more than anything. It’s breaking my heart what is happening at our great club.
“We are all aware of the state our great club is in but we are the club and should be listened to. I have written to the club this morning and await their reply if any will come I do not know.”