AN Aston Villa supporter went viral after coming up with a novel way of hiding Jack Grealish’s name on his shirt.
The hilarious fan was pictured with the name of the club’s former skipper covered in DUCT TAPE during his team’s 2-0 home win against Newcastle.
An Aston Villa supporter has opted to tape over the name of the club’s former skipper Jack Grealish
Grealish sealed a stunning £100m move to Man City scoring on his Etihad debut in a 5-0 win against NorwichCredit: Conor Molloy/News Images
Goals scored by Danny Ings and Anwar El Ghazi saw Dean Smith’s side pick up their first win of the season, after their shock loss to Watford last week.
The photo of the fan with the tape across his back was shared widely on social media.
And some supporters took to Twitter to compliment the Villan’s improvisation skills.
One fan praised the Villa backer describing the taped shirt as “the sort of pettiness we can all get behind”.
And another Twitter account poked fun at the supporter for opting to recycle the strip.
Villa kid Grealish, 25, enjoyed an eight-year spell in their senior side before sealing a sensational £100million switch to Manchester City this month.
The Three Lions playmaker, who has been a Villa fan since childhood, began his career in the club’s Under-18s in 2012 before moving to the Etihad this year.
The Birmingham-born attacking midfielder made his Man City debut with the team registering a surprise season-opening 1-0 loss away at Tottenham.
However, Grealish and City bounced back in style from their opening day defeat to trounce Norwich.
The England star netted on his home debut in front of a boisterous Etihad crowd with Pep Guardiola’s aces beating the Canaries 5-0.
City, who are currently fifth in the table, will host Arsenal next in Prem.
And Aston Villa will face League Two outfit Barrow, in a Carabao Cup clash before taking on Brentford.
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