Former Leicester City and Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage criticised Aston Villa’s Leandro Bacuna on the BBC 5 live 606 on Saturday evening (January 9).
As reported by The Mirror, the 24-year-old, who can play as a winger or as a right-back, posted a picture of himself on Instagram sunbathing with the caption: “Sometimes when things in life doesnt go the way you u want, close your eyes and look and enjoy of the positive things around you.”
With Villa struggling at the foot of the Premier League table, the Dutchman’s post on Instagram angered many fans.
Savage believes that Bacuna was wrong to make the post on Instagram, but he does not condone the behaviour of some Villa fans after the game against Wycombe Wanderers at the weekend.
Remi Garde’s side played out a 1-1 draw with Wycombe away from home at Adams Park in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.
After the match, a group of Villa supporters subjected their club’s team bus to abuse and swearing.
“I think that shouting and screaming at the bus is completely wrong, but from what I saw of the Villa team today, they had a right go,” said Savage on the BBC 5 live 606 on Saturday evening (January 9) in response to a fan.
“I think you have a right of opinion,” added the former Wales international midfielder. “You pay a lot of money to watch Premier League football, you paid a lot of money to go to Wycombe today to watch your team, and you have a right of opinion, of course you do, but I think swearing at the bus, with so much anger…”
“The tweet from Bacuna was a ridiculous tweet at the wrong time,” concluded Savage.
Villa will return to Premier League action this evening when they take on Crystal Palace at Villa Park. Remi Garde’s side are not expected to even pick up a point against the London outfit.