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Jay Stansfield reveals taunting message on shirt after scoring to leave Plymouth fans angry

Jay Stansfield reveals a taunting message on his shirt after scoring for Birmingham to leave Plymouth fans rather angry as he celebrated.

Home Park witnessed a six goal thriller with Plymouth coming back from going behind to draw 3-3 with Wayne Rooney’s Birmingham, as the Pilgrims start life without Steven Schumacher.

Jay Stansfield put the visitors ahead with a header on 15 minutes, the former Exeter City youngster goading the home fans with a slogan written on his vest, reading ‘Red, Always A Red’ while facing abuse from Plymouth fans.

Jordan James volleyed in a second off the underside of the bar on 39 minutes, before the hosts got one back just before the break through Joe Edwards.

Birmingham went down to 10 men less than five minutes into the second half, Kristian Bielik sent off for a dangerous challenge, but the Blues fought on, getting their third thanks to Juninho Bacuna from 12 yards out.

Marc Roberts’ own goal meant Argyle needed one goal to draw level, and that they did, when Morgan Whittaker netted from outside the box to give Neil Dewsnip’s side a point.

There is concern however for Birmingham, with Lee Buchanan landing awkwardly on his neck having clashed in the air with Stansfield.

Birmingham were also lucky not to concede a penalty, play restarted with Edwards appearing to have been tripped in the box by Buchanan’s replacement Emmanuel Longelo.

The result means that Birmingham have now won just twice in 12 games under boss Wayne Rooney, but stay 18th in the Championship table, 7 points above the drop zone, and a place above them is Plymouth who are level with them on points.

Argyle: 21 Conor Hazard; 2 Bali Mumba (11 Callum Wright 88), 4 Jordan Houghton, 5 Julio Pleguezuelo, 8 Joe Edwards (capt) (29 Kaine Kesler-Hayden 53), 10 Morgan Whittaker, 17 Lewis Gibson, 18 Finn Azaz, 22 Brendan Galloway (14 Mickel Miller 68), 23 Ben Waine (35 Freddie Issaka 88), 28 Luke Cundle (20 Adam Randell 68). Substitutes (not used): 25 Callum Burton (gk), 3 Macaulay Gillesphey, 7 Matt Butcher, 19 Tyreik Wright.

Booked: Edwards 26, Randell 90

Birmingham: 21 John Ruddy; 3 Lee Buchanan (23 Emmanuel Longelo 10), 4 Marc Roberts, 5 Dion Sanderson (capt), 6 Krystian Bielik, 7 Juninho Bacuna (11 Koji Miyoshi 83), 17 Siriki Dembele (10 Lukas Jutkiewicz 75), 19 Jordan James, 28 Jay Stansfield (45 Oliver Burke 66), 34 Ivan Sunjic, 44 Emanuel Aiwu. Substitutes (not used): 1 Neil Etheridge (gk), 8 Tyler Roberts, 9 Scott Hogan, 20 Gary Gardner, 24 Marcel Oakley.

Booked: Stansfield 16, Longelo 60, James 70, Miyoshi 88

Sent Off: Bielik 48

Referee: Graham Scott

Plymouth Argyle director of football Neil Dewsnip told BBC Sport:

“I really enjoyed the experience, really proud of the players, really proud of the supporters – I thought they were really fantastic, and really proud to have led Plymouth Argyle today.

“It feels a little bit strange, I’m under no illusions and I would express to all the supporters I won’t be the next manager, we’re looking for a manager and we’re at the start of that process and hopefully we can get the next manager very soon.

“When you come back from two goals down not once, but twice, and nearly sneak it at the end, the momentum goes into the dressing room and everyone’s quite pleased.

“But we conceded three goals so we’ve got a bit of work to do.”

Birmingham City manager Wayne Rooney told BBC Sport:

“I’m disappointed in the end to come away with a point. There’s moments in the game which changed the outcome of it because I felt we looked really dangerous.

“We go 2-0 up and then a mistake just before half-time lets them get back in it, and then the red card just after half-time which I don’t think is a red card.

“It makes it more difficult, I thought we defended OK, the lads put a real shift in and we go 3-1 up, but under pressure we just failed to see the game out.

“I’m disappointed in the end, but the positive is we didn’t come away with no points as I don’t think we would have deserved that.”

Twitter users gave their reaction as Jay Stansfield reveals the taunting message on his shirt after scoring to leave Plymouth fans angry…

@phillafferty1: Oh wow Stanno ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜

@phillafferty1: Guessing itโ€™s his response to a section of Argyle fans singing about his late father last time he played against them.

@tobyjordan17: Absolutely class this from Stansfield ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป bet the @OfficialECFC fans loved it! #Exeter #BCFC

@Jamie270: Exeter lad giving it to the weirdo Plymouth lot. Quality. What dreams are made of that.

@AllEnglandFlags: When your Old man was a legend of the rivals youโ€™re playing against this is a perfectly acceptable celebration.

@cornwallmorris: Oh yes, this is the good stuff

@Jackvickery_: The celebration too! ๐Ÿฅฐ #ecfc

@BrandonFFC_: Go on the kid

@OTBCjayden: great celebration. rattle them fans

@ECous37: mmmmm happy Christmas everyone

@KevCOYG: No excuse for the objects thrown; but his behaviour, and the shirt, were incitement, pure and simple

@_niallo_: The fucking boy ahahah what a celebration

@grecian10681068: Grade A shithousery.

@max1smith: What a man ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ

@Isaac_P_Firth: Just look at those scenes ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ

@Wheddsta: My word hahaha football is a script.

@Beximus: Once a red, always a red ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜†

@Keynes39: Hahaha what a little shithouse

@kjlawrence97: Jay Stansfield some boy, man ๐Ÿ˜

@iamseanyp: Big Up Jay Stansfield !!!! #bcfc #kro

@WannanowSwooon: Iโ€™m an Argyle fan and I rate the shithousery tbf. If that was an ex Argyle player doing that to City fans weโ€™d be wanking ourselves silly.

@shinos68: Love Stanno. Right in front of the scum fans. Once a Red, always a Red.

@joetclarke: Iโ€™m in pieces ๐Ÿ˜ญ what a boy

@Rich32938759: Go on Stanno. Fuck the scum

@Matt_Walker96: Outstanding that ๐Ÿ˜‚

@AlbertFFC9: Right fucking hell can we have him back

@TomPicillo: Club legend ๐Ÿ”ดโšช

@Paul_not_ecfc: Jay Stansfield is a Grecian ๐Ÿ™‚

@Conal91: What a guy. Well worth the yellow.


@Papaulski_CP: For his Dad and the Exeter fans that! ๐Ÿ’ช

@MattieBluenose: When I grow up I want to be Jay Stansfield! #bcfc

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