Ian Holloway says Joleon Lescott controversy highlights what's wrong with modern football

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Ian Holloway has slammed Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott.

Pundit Ian Holloway has told Sky Sports that he thinks Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott highlighted a major problem with football on Sunday.

Villa were humiliated by Liverpool, as the Reds ran riot at Villa Park with a 6-0 away victory, surely condemning Villa to the Championship.

Still eight points adrift of safety but with just three wins to their name this season, Villa have been embarrassing for most of the season now, and even sacking Tim Sherwood and replacing him with Remi Garde hasn't helped matters.

Sunday's defeat to Liverpool was disastrous on the pitch, and then went from bad to worse off it, after a strange incident involving defender Joleon Lescott.

Shortly after the final whistle, a photo of an expensive car was uploaded to Lescott's Twitter account, before he issued an apology to supporters, claiming that the photo was an accident, as seen below.

Many doubt that explanation, and former Premier League manager Ian Holloway is far from happy with the veteran centre back.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Holloway admitted that he doesn't think the tweet was an accident, and believes Lescott's actions are everything that's wrong with modern football, as players are too happy to take their money - and drive their flashy cars - without showing passion for a football club or performing on a weekly basis.

"I don't know if you can accidentally do that, but it doesn't strike me as if it's an accident, and now he's got caught doing it," said Holloway. "I think it's just what's wrong with football, to be fair. I know that the money in the game has changed, but you have put a performance in week in, week out, that shows that you care about the football club - and I didn't see than from a lot of Aston Villa players," he added.

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