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Aston Villa rip into Wrexham goalkeeper Ben Foster on TikTok for no apparent reason

Jack Kenmare

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Aston Villa rip into Wrexham goalkeeper Ben Foster on TikTok for no apparent reason

Aston Villa's social media admin delivered a brutal and unprovoked response to a comment made about Wrexham goalkeeper Ben Foster.

It has been an entertaining week for Phil Parkinson's side, who were 4-1 down after just 34 minutes in their League Two clash against Swindon Town on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from Jake Young [2], Charlie Austin and Dan Kemp handed the away side a deserved three goal lead with just over half an hour played.

Elliott Lee and James Jones clawed back some dignity for the North Wales-based side in the second-half to make it 4-3 but the game looked to be over when Kemp scored his second of the game.

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But in stoppage time, Jones netted his brace before Lee smashed home the rebound from a 96th minute free-kick to level the scores.

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Off the pitch, however, it has been an iffy week for Wrexham in regards to their social media activity.

To celebrate the arrival of Nicolo Zaniolo from Galatasaray on a season-long loan deal, Aston Villa posted a video of the Italian international making himself at home around the club's training ground.

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In fact, they added Status Quo's famous song 'Rockin' All Over The World' to the clip – a tune that can often be heard around The Racecourse Ground following last season's arrival of popular goalkeeper Ben Foster.

As a result of the topical song choice, Wrexham decided to comment the following on Villa's upload, saying: "Super Ben Foster in goal?"

Rather innocent, right? Well, moments later, the Aston Villa admin delivered a brutal response to Wrexham's post. "Our keeper wins World Cups, your keeper cycles to work."

Image credit: Aston Villa/TikTok
Image credit: Aston Villa/TikTok
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On the subject of Zaniolo's arrival, Italian football expert Mina Rzouki believes Villa manager Unai Emery can unlock the midfielder's undoubted potential in the coming weeks.

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“He can play in various different roles and has also been used as a deep-lying midfielder, or a box-to-box midfielder, but I’d say he can even play in the hole," Rzouki told Sky Sports.

“There has been so much on Zaniolo to be that great player that he’s taken it upon himself and is sometimes so desperate to make a difference in a match that he doesn’t make the right decision.

“That’s where he’s received criticism – sometimes it’s better to pass the ball than score the goal. But if he can take off, I do think the potential is there. It’s whether you extract it, and I think Unai Emery can.”

Featured Image Credit: Getty - YouTube/Ben Foster - The Cycling GK

Topics: Wrexham, Aston Villa, Ben Foster, League Two, Premier League

Jack Kenmare
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