Aston Villa defender Jores Okore was left out of the squad this weekend.
Aston Villa defender Jores Okore has had his say on his current situation at the club, commenting via Twitter last night.
Okore was responding to claims from caretaker manager Eric Black that he had refused to play for the club.
Black was quoted by The BBC last week saying: "After that game, he said that he didn't want to be considered for any of the games going forwards.
"I didn't have a choice apart from remove him. I don't want people who don't want to be at Aston Villa."
Okore was not part of the squad which were beaten 4-2 by Southampton at the weekend, and his future at the club is very much in doubt after Black's comments.
He took to Twitter to defend himself last night, claiming there is more to the story than Black's version of events.
I refuse to play?, I was on the bench against Chelsea and the games before, why didn't I refuse to play those games?— Jores Okore (@JoresOkore) April 24, 2016
There must be more to it then MR. Eric Black is telling you!— Jores Okore (@JoresOkore) April 24, 2016
The damage may already be done to Okore's reputation, and whether the 23-year-old wants to play in the Championship next season is unclear.
Okore did not elaborate any further, leaving fans wondering what exactly the situation is.
The defender has been one of the better players for Villa this season among a woeful bunch, and the responses show that opinion is hardly siding entirely with Eric Black.
Here is a look at what supporters had to say to him in reply...
@JoresOkore Wouldn't worry about it. His 37 years of experience tells him that Brad Guzan is a professional footballer. Baffling.— Andy Cutler (@andyav1976) April 24, 2016
@JoresOkore you tell us then. You're gonna be fined now regardless so make it worthwhile— Ant (@ThatAnt_) April 24, 2016
@JoresOkore All I want to know is have you refused to wear the shirt? Whether on the bench or not? NOBODY is too big to refuse the shirt UTV— Andrew Smith (@ajsfounded71) April 24, 2016
@JoresOkore hopefully you'll be with us next season and he won't— Dan (@dandawson22) April 24, 2016