Robbie Fowler reacts on Twitter to Remi Garde's row with Sunderland boss

Carlo Ancelotti with Remi Garde

The Aston Villa head coach made an issue of not being welcomed by the Sunderland manager.

Robbie Fowler was wowed by Aston Villa boss Remi Garde's refusal to shake Sam Allardyce's hand after his side's 3-1 loss at Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.

Garde didn't shake hands with the Sunderland boss after suggesting he wasn't welcomed to the Stadium of Light by Big Sam before the game.

As such, Allardyce was left without the acknowledgement of his peer following his team's morale-boosting win over Villa in the battle against relegation.

Fowler's tweet, however, doesn't actually make his stance on Garde clear. It would seem he's saying the Aston Villa head coach actually does possess the steel to try and stay up.

But what looks more likely is the fact the former Liverpool striker has forgotten to add the word 'don't' and that he's criticising the Villa boss's reaction.

Ultimately, Soccer Saturday presenter Jeff Stelling summed it up best. After Garde's interview, he simply suggested both the Aston Villa and Sunderland coaches have much bigger problems to worry about.

Villa look down and out. But can the Black Cats win enough points against opposition that actually test them...?

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