Ex-Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce saw his Newcastle United side suffer a humiliating defeat to Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
Aston Villa supporters on Twitter have hit back at Leicester City fans after they were singing about the newly-promoted side during their 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
As 10-man Newcastle began to fold during the game, sections of the home support could be heard chanting to the away fans, ‘you’re going down with the Villa’.
Leicester ended up humiliating their opponents on the day, with striker Jamie Vardy netting a brace and Ricardo Pereira, a Paul Dummett own goal and Wilfred Ndidi also adding their names to the scoresheet.
Despite Villa not playing in the game and yet to play Brendan Rodgers side for a couple of months, Leicester fans felt the need to sing about the West Midlands outfit.
Whilst the Foxes are flying high in the Premier League, both Villa and Newcastle will be disappointed with their start to the campaign because they are both sitting in the relegation zone, at this moment in time.
Dean Smith’s side will welcome the Foxes to Villa Park in December in what could possibly be a highly-charged game between the two clubs.
Rodgers side will no doubt still be chasing those European spots when they meet, with Villa hoping they can cement their status in England’s top-flight by pushing up the table in these coming months.
Whilst both Villa and Leicester are Midlands-based teams, there isn’t really a rivalry between the duo, with Villa’s main rivalry with near neighbours Birmingham City.
Here is a selection of Villa fans reacting to Leicester’s chant:
Even Leicester sing about us!! ♂️ #avfc the obsession grows!!— *Bucky* (@andrew_buck) September 29, 2019
Leicester fans chanting down with the Villa to Newcastle Fans— Phil Rees (@York_Villa) September 29, 2019
AVFC the Obsession! #avfc
Leicester, champions a couple of years ago, singing about Villa when they are four up. Yeah, we know.— Ivo Stas (@AVFC4CGSC) September 29, 2019
Leicester singing to Newcastle fans ……..your going down with the VILLA … as I say … everyone hates the big team AVFC ✌— jonah0883 (@Jonah0883) September 29, 2019
Leicester fans sitting there thinking hmmm who can we sing about seeing as we don’t really have any rivals in this league… I know, let’s start a song about Villa, yeah that will do, Villa are a big team and are relatively close, rent free I tell ya #avfc— The Villa Post (@thevillapost) September 29, 2019
Watching the Leicester game & they start singing after their 4th goal, “you’re going down with the Villa”— B. Mif (@floyd67) September 29, 2019
Another Midlands club obsessed with us when there’s no rivalry there at all.#obsessed #avfc ♂️
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