Aston Villa Fan Sets Jack Grealish Shirt Alight With Blowtorch After £100 Million Manchester City Move
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As was the case with Gareth Barry and Fabian Delph when they swapped Villa Park for the Etihad Stadium, plenty of Villa fans are not taking Grealish's departure well.
One fan posted a video of himself in the garden setting Grealish's shirt alight to show his disdain for a player he once adored.
The Villa are just pure entertainment aren't they :joy: pic.twitter.com/vdQWrdn2QQ
- The Baggies Bible (@TheBaggiesBible) August 4, 2021
The man, who was topless, held the Grealish shirt over a wall and positioned the camera so it would capture him burning the jersey by blowtorching and using a lighter and flammable spray substance.
After the blazing, he held up the shirt to the camera and revealed a substantial hole where the lettering was.
The clip was posted by the fan with a caption slamming boyhood Villa fan Grealish.
The supporter wrote on Twitter: "What an absolute snake he is #AVFC #Grealish. @JackGrealish don't show your face in B6 ever again rat."
Despite the fury towards Grealish from sections on the fanbase, those within the club have no ill-feelings and wish him well in his next step.
Aston Villa were willing to pay Jack Grealish more than he will earn at Man City. He wants to win PL/CL. Villa accept his decision and wish him well. There is no bitterness. Hopefully fans will accept his decision as well and this won't taint his legacy.
- Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 5, 2021
Sky Sports say Villa actually offered Grealish a new deal that would have seen him on more money than what he is set to earn at City.
Although he was said to be "absolutely torn" over the decision, the 25-year-old's desire to win trophies is the key factor in him leaving Villa and the club appreciate his viewpoint.
Grealish joined Villa when he was six and made over 200 appearances for his boyhood club