Aston Villa prodigy Jack Grealish Tweets about red card decision and FA Cup semi-final

Jack Grealish

The talented midfielder had an eventful 15 minutes yesterday.

Aston Villa are through to the FA Cup semi final at Wembley after defeating their local rivals West Bromwich Albion for the second time in a week.

For the Villa fans it is a massive moment, after several months of misery under Paul Lambert, Tim Sherwood is bringing some hope to the Villans.

There were some negatives from the game. The first-half was poor and the pitch invasion had its ugly elements. Then there was the red card for talented youngster Jack Grealish.

The 19-year-old is clearly highly thought of by Sherwood, who has a track record with young players.

The local lad set up the second goal of the game, knocking the ball through to Scott Sinclair who then applied the finish and looked lively after entering the field.

But he received a second yellow card for what seemed a harsh assessment of his tumble under the challenge of Joleon Lescott.

Contact appeared to have been made but he was given his marching orders for 'the dive' by referee Anthony Taylor, who also harshly sent off West Brom's Claudio Yacob in a card happy final 20 minutes.

Grealish has now Tweeted on the incident, confirming that he felt the decision was harsh. But he also expressed his delight at their safe passage to the semi-final.

Here are the Tweets in question:

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