West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady jokes over Aston Villa’s club crest change

Aston Villa have changed their club crest in line with their impending relegation.

West Ham United’s vice-chairman Karren Brady has commented on Aston Villa’s club crest change amid their impending relegation to the Championship, the Sun reports.

The Villans have been truly dreadful this season, with both Tim Sherwood and Remi Garde losing their positions as manager over the course of the campaign for a number of disappointing performances.

Villa are cut loose at the foot of the Premier League table, sitting on a mere 16 points heading in to their encounter with Bournemouth - a game which could see them officially relegated with defeat.

As a result of their impending relegation, the Midlands club have made a slight alteration to their club crest, removing the words ‘Prepared’ under the lion in order to avoid any potential mockery.

Commenting on the change, West Ham vice-chairman Brady suggests in the Sun that on this season’s performance the slogan needed to be cut as Villa were anything but prepared for what was to follow.

“A flurry around Birmingham over Aston Villa’s new crest. It hasn’t changed much except for the disappearance of the word ‘Prepared’ beneath an heraldic lion with sharpened claws,” Brady wrote.

“There is no reason to believe supporters, furious at impending relegation, wanted the words ‘Not Very’ placed before ‘Prepared’ and it has to be admitted on this season’s performance the claws did need filing to a cutting edge. Talk about “fiddling while Rome burns”. More like “filing while Villa burns.”

It has been a season to forget for Villa, and now many eyes will turn to Villa Park to see who them employ as their new manager and what sort of impact he will have in the Championship.

The club are loaded with players who are simply not good enough for the top-flight, and without a major overhaul many have predicted they could struggle in their bid to bounce back at the first attempt.

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