James Collins Rips Up His Aston Villa Contract An Hour After Signing It

James Collins has ripped up his contract in pure frustration.

The veteran-defender is a free agent following his release from West Ham United in the summer, he was training at Aston Villa in view to a short-term deal.

And he impressed Dean Smith, earning a deal at Villa Park.

The Championship club reportedly tabled a five-week contract worth £10,000-a-week.

However, the very first training session AFTER putting pen-to-paper he injured his calf, ruling him out for the duration of his newly-minted contract.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Collins was so angry, he went back to Bodymoor Heath training ground and physically teared his contract with the club per Mirror.

"James has picked up a calf injury and hasn't trained," Smith said about Collins.

"He has a tight calf so there's nothing moving with that."

Collins had enjoyed a spell at Villa, previously, between 2009 to 2012.

He was an ever-present in defence, eventually completing a transfer to West Ham.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Image: PA
Image: PA

Villa, who currently boast the likes of James Chester and Axel Tuanzebe in defence, will now have to deal with the hectic Christmas schedule without Collins' services.

Smith's side are eighth in the league and play Leeds United, Swansea City, Preston and Queens Park Rangers in a space of nine crazy days.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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