In a lively 3-3 draw with Preston that saw Aston Villa miss a last minute penalty, it wasn’t all the action on the pitch that had the fans talking.
At the full-time whistle, a cabbage was thrown at now former manager Steve Bruce from the stands.
In what is quickly becoming the talk of the Championship, Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has had his say on ‘Cabbage-Gate’.
Marcelo Bielsa’s joke
While the police might be taking it as a serious matter, one other Championship manager has seen the funnier side.
Speaking at his press conference earlier in the week, the former Argentina boss admitted he doesn’t see why there is such a fuss surrounding the incident.
Bielsa talking about Steve Bruce having a cabbage thrown at him on Tuesday night: “I don’t see this as barbaric as you do. But that is because you have better habits.” #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) October 4, 2018
Bruce sacked by Villa
While the incident may have got a smile from Bruce at full-time, that smile quickly disappeared.
Villa’s 3-3 draw with bottom club Preston means that last years play-off finalists are with just one win in their last nine Championship matches.
Following Tuesday’s draw, Bruce was sacked by the club with them sat 12th in the table.
The 57-year-old spent two seasons in the Midlands but was becoming under increasing pressure at Villa Park.
The former Birmingham City manager led the Villans to Wembley back in May after finish four points adrift of automatic promotion.
However, Villa came away with a 1-0 loss against Fulham and were soon hit by a number of financial issues.
Following his departure, the club released a short statement thanking Bruce for his service.
“We would like to place on record our gratitude to Steve and his team for their hard work and commitment. We wish them well for the future,”
“The process of recruiting a new manager has begun.”