Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce blasts fan who threw a cabbage at him

first_imgSteve Bruce was furious after he had a cabbage thrown him ahead of Aston Villa‘s dramatic 3-3 draw with Preston.The 57-year-old had a night to forget as Villa blew a two-lead to trail 3-2 and had James Chester sent off, although Yannick Bolasie’s last-minute leveller at least rescued them a point. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won It was an eventful night for Bruce I was thrown near the bench and Bruce asked me if I could play CB. #avfc— Aston Villa Cabbage (@AstonCabbage) October 2, 2018“Certainly for someone like him, I’m surprised he knew what a cabbage was. I find the whole thing hugely disrespectful.”It was just one incident in an action-packed night at Villa Park.Jonathan Kodjia and birthday boy Tammy Abraham, who turned 21 on Tuesday, had fired Villa into a 2-0 first-half lead.But Daniel Johnson’s penalty – after James Chester was sent off – plus Paul Gallagher’s free-kick and Louis Moult’s header then put Preston ahead.Yannick Bolasie bundled in a 90th-minute leveller and there was more drama to come, with Villa missing a penalty five minutes into stoppage time.Bruce has won just one of the last 10 matches and had reportedly just two games to save his job.“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,” he said, when asked about his future.“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.” LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade MONEY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Bruce endured chants of “We want Brucie out” from the home faithful and, after the game, hit out at the fan who bizarrely decided to throw a cabbage at him.“To say it’s disappointing is an understatement for a club like this, (the cabbage was thrown) before we had even started,” said Bruce.“The guy who is being questioned…unfortunately, it sums up the society we are in at the moment. There’s no respect for anyone. silverware REVEALED BEST OF ADVICE REVEALED huge blow 1 Preston, who remain bottom without a league win since the opening day, were denied a first victory at Villa Park for 50 years.Boss Alex Neil said: “I’ve been involved in football all my life but I’ve never been involved in a game like that“For spectators it must be great, but as a manager it’s going to put me in an early grave.”On Bruce, Neil added: “Fans have got really short memories. Before Steve took over I came here with Norwich and it was poisonous. He took all that poison and changed it and got them to the play-offs.”last_img read more