Friday, May 4th, 2012
If Aston Villa get relegated from the Premier League this season, this following story will become the noose around the club’s neck.
Villa trio James Collins, Chris Herd and Fabien Delph may all have written their on P45s after not only getting themselves involved in a brawl with bouncers at a nightclub, but moreover showing no common sense to stop fighting when the incident was caught on camera.
The bust-up happened at 2.45am on Tuesday morning after the club held their end of season gala at Villa Park.
Whilst the trio are all now in big trouble, arguably Chris Herd has incurred the most damage to his reputation.
Herd, with his shirt open down to his chest to reveal a distinctive tattoo near his neck, came across as the most aggressive of the three Villa players as he repeatedly kicked at the nightclub’s glass doors during the confrontation with staff.
The 52 second video appears to show some of the worst traits of modern football: young men with overblown egos and senses of entitlement acting disgracefully when things don’t go their way.
The trio have all since released apologies for their unruly behaviour, although should Villa lose against Spurs this weekend those sorries will likely fall on deaf ears.