Saturday 25 February 2017

Lescott scores own goal with car 'accident'

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Lescott's tweet
Lescott's tweet

Aston Villa defender Joleon Lescott found himself in hot water among his team's supporters after tweeting a picture of a car soon after his team's humiliating 6-0 defeat against Liverpool.

Lescott posted a picture of a silver Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe, which retails at approximately €250,000, soon after the defeat. However, he later claimed that it had been sent accidentally.

"I'm not one for tweeting after games whether it's a good, bad or indifferent result but I would like to apologise for the performance today, personally and collectively," wrote the former England international.

"Liverpool are and were better than us today but that doesn't excuse mine and the team's lack of commitment for 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 a total accident, it happened while driving and my phone was in my pocket."

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