Joleon Lescott apologised for tweeting a picture of a £125,000 sports car after Aston Villa’s 6-0 defeat to Liverpool, claiming it was sent by accident.
Daniel Sturridge, James Milner, Emre Can, Divock Origi, Nathaniel Clyne and Kolo Toure were all on target at Villa Park on Sunday as the Reds handed bottom side Villa their biggest ever home defeat in the Premier League on Sunday.
Just over an hour after the final whistle, the toiling Villa fans were angered even further when Lescott posted a picture on Twitter of a brand new silver Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe.
— Joleon Lescott (@JoleonLescott) February 14, 2016
One angry supporter replied: “Is that appropriate after being tonked! Villa fans deserve better!!” while another said: “bit disrespectful that pic after your excuse of a performance. Disgrace.”
Lescott later posted an apology on his Twitter account, insisting he had tweeted the picture by mistake,
“I’m not one for tweeting after games whether it’s a good, bad or indifferent result but I would like to apologise for the performance today, personally and collectively,” wrote the Villa centre-back, who joined the club from West Brom last September.
“Liverpool are and were better than us today but that doesn’t excuse mine and the team’s lack of commitment for 90 minutes. Again apologies to all the fans.
“I would like to add that the tweet sent out from my account involving a picture of a car was a total accident, it happened while driving and my phone was in my pocket.”
Lescott’s team are rock bottom of the table, eight points from safety with 12 matches remaining.