Libor Kozak reacts on Twitter to Sunderland loss, delighted Villa fans respond

Winston Reid and Libor Kozak

The Aston Villa forward took to social media on Sunday afternoon, much to the delight of supporters.

Sometimes, not being at the heart of the action can be a blessing.

You can argue that's what Libor Kozak is going through right now. Not being played by Aston Villa, the 26-year-old forward has received plenty of sympathy from the club's fans.

They're worried he'll be allowed to leave Villa in January without being given a fair chance.

During the 3-1 defeat to Sunderland, Kozak was an unused substitute. But he still acknowledged fans on Twitter on Sunday afternoon, the only Villa player alongside Micah Richards to tweet in defeat.

And the forward thanked the 'amazing' supporters, something the Villa side didn't do at the full-time whistle on Saturday.

The fans, meanwhile, want the 26-year-old to start for Villa. Kozak's one tweet shows more passion than many of those actually on the pitch, according to the supporters.

There seems to be a genuine bond between the forward and Aston Villa fans but is it one Remi Garde will take advantage of?

Here's a selection of the responses from the Villa support, who were pleased with Kozak's one simple gesture after the Sunderland match. It seems they just want acknowledgement and some fight from their players:

Register for ASTON VILLA team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch