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Remi Garde responds to fan claims Villa pair told supporters to 'f**k off' during FA Cup draw

Published 11/01/2016 | 12:20

Brad Guzan is one of the players alleged to have been involved in the incident
Brad Guzan is one of the players alleged to have been involved in the incident

Aston Villa manager Remi Garde has reminded his players of their responsibilities after two of his players allegedly swore at their own fans.

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They are seven points behind second bottom Sunderland and tensions boiled over after Villa failed to beat League Two Wycombe on Saturday.

Videos of the manager and players being abused after the game were posted on social media while substitutes Brad Guzan and Joleon Lescott were also accused of playing a game involving chewing gum during the match.

It was alleged that the unused substitutes angered fans by seeing who could spit chewing gum nearest to the touchline.

Some fans have also complained to the club after claiming the pair told them to 'f**k off'.

The boss said he was not aware of the reported issue with Lescott and Guzan but reminded all players of their responsibilities.

He added: "What I can say is, as a professional player, you need to behave in the right way with respect for everybody. It doesn't matter if you are top of the table or bottom. It's just a question of being respectful to everybody."

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