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Aston Villa's Joleon Lescott claims controversial tweet was 'totally accidental'

The defender was criticised for his part in the Villains’ 6-0 loss to Liverpool.

AFTER ASTON VILLA’S humiliating 6-0 loss at home to Liverpool earlier, Joleon Lescott was having a bad enough day already.

Shortly after the game, the 33-year-old defender tweeted out a picture of a £121,000 Mercedes from his official account.

After his followers reacted angrily to the image, Lescott sent out a second tweet, claiming the previous one was “totally accidental” and not intended to provoke the fans.

“I’m not one for tweeting after games whether it’s a good, bad or indifferent results but I would like to apologise for the performance today, personally and collectively,” he wrote.

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“Liverpool are and were better than us today but that doesn’t excuse mine and the team’s lack of commitment for the 90 minutes. Again, apologies to all the fans.

“I would like to add that the tweet sent out from my account involving a picture of a car was totally accidental. It happened whilst driving and my phone was in my pocket.”

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