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Angry Aston Villa fans throw CABBAGE at Steve Bruce

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce had a cabbage thrown at him by one of the home fans during a 3-3 draw with Preston at Villa Park on Tuesday night.

Said to have been in the 84th minute, with the scores level and the hosts reduced to ten men, an eyewitness told the Birmingham Mail: “It was produced out of a white plastic bag and thrown towards Bruce by angry fan. He shouted, ‘This is what you’ve reduced us to!”

The 57-year-old coach, who was left upset by what had happened, is under pressure following a poor start to the season in the Championship.

After the final whistle, his view was that “to say it’s disappointing is an understatement”, he added : “I find the whole thing hugely disrespectful. Unfortunately, it sums up the society we are in at the moment. There’s no respect for anyone. Certainly for someone like the bloke who is being questioned… I’m surprised he knew what a cabbage was.”

Bruce hinted he would consider his position, he said: “That’s for others (to decide). You need results. The one thing I’ve always had is the determination to roll up my sleeves and get stuck in. I’ll always have a go.

“If I think it affects the team and the morale of the team, then of course…That’s what I’m up against at the moment. I will battle on. That’s always been my philosophy until told otherwise.”

Because of the incident, Steve Bruce was trending on social media site Twitter and users certainly didn’t disappoint with their hilarious tweets – check them out on the next page.


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