“Lescott tweeted - he claimed accidentally - a snap of a £120,000 Merc after his Aston Villa were thrashed 6-0 at home by Liverpool. It was bound to attract criticism,” wrote Brady in her football diary in The Sun (Wednesday, February 17 entry).
“But Lescott responds with another tweet and Collymore cannot resist joining in. Poor Villa, the hole they are in needs an excavator.”
Villa are in a big hole indeed, as one of England’s biggest clubs look set for a very uncertain future.
The Villans are at the foot of the Premier League table at the moment with just 16 points from 26 matches.
Remi Garde’s side are virtually guaranteed of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.
There would be doubts whether Villa would be able to bounce back to the Premier League.
The Championship is a hugely competitive league, and finishing in the top six is very tough.
Big English clubs such as Middlesbrough, Derby County, Leeds United and Nottingham Forest are all playing in the second tier of English football at the moment.
If Villa get relegated to the Championship, then it could be a few years before they eventually return to the English top flight.