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Chris Wilder apologises to Aston Villa after ‘unacceptable’ PA announcement

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has apologised to Aston Villa after an “unacceptable” announcement was made over the tannoy system during his side’s win at Bramall Lane.

The Blades were 3-0 up as half time was approaching when the stadium announcer said on the PA system “Unfortunately there are only two minutes of stoppage time”.


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It produced plenty of chuckles from the supporters, however manager Chris Wilder wasn’t impressed.

After the game via the Express and Star, he said: “I’ll deal with that because we’re a humble club.

“I apologise to Steve Bruce and the Aston Villa players because it’s not acceptable.

“It’s a little bit of over-enthusiasm.”

“We’re in our second season in the division and it’s one good performance.

“We feel there are clubs in the Championship who talk the talk and don’t walk the walk.

“I want us to be humble so there’s no way that I will allow that to get out of hand.”

Villa manager Steve Bruce, said he didn’t hear the announcement: “It’s typical of Chris to apologise because he’s as honest as they come.”

“I’ve known him a long, long time. I didn’t hear it, though. I was more taken back by what’s going on the pitch.

“I have enough of my own worries to listen to the drivel of some commentator.”


Wilder’s words got the backing of many supporters, but others thought he should have loosened up a bit – check out those tweets on the next page.


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